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National School Choice Week—Empower Parents, Improve Student Learning
American Legislator ^ | 1-24-14 | Ed Walton

Posted on 01/24/2014 2:28:23 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg

Last month, the results of an international exam revealed that America’s world ranking hasn’t changed much in three years. The scores were “a picture of stagnation,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan remarked.

65 countries and economies participated in the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a math, science, and reading exam that is administered every three years to 15-year-old students. In the rankings for the exam, which compare the various nations that participated, the United States scraped into the top 20 in only one subject area, reading—where it was ranked 17th.

While this is alarming news, it isn’t exactly surprising. Since 1970, per-pupil education expenditures—adjusted for inflation—have more than doubled, yet test scores remain about the same.

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TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: education; schoolchoice; testing; union

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