U.S. schoolkids trailing others
The Kansas City Star
It’s not surprising that U.S. schoolchildren aren’t leading other the nation in academic performance.
This country’s kids have gotten comfortable in not being on top despite the 10-year-old push from the No Child Left Behind law to improve U.S. schoolchildren’s performance. Bloomberg News reports that America’s students have let kids in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea outdo them in math, reading and science.
The knowledge gap is measured by the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. They measure the skills, knowledge and mastery of the curriculum by elementary and middle school students.
So much for U.S. exceptionalism.