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Does The United States of America have the best education in the world?

"Among industrialized nations, our country's scores on international science and math tests rank in the bottom third and bottom fifth, respectively. Over the last three decades, federal funding for the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences has declined at a time when other countries are substantially increasing their own research budgets. President Obama and Vice President Biden believe federally funded scientific research should play an important role in advancing science and technology in the classroom and in the lab."


Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Sep. 14, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (10)
  • We should have the best. We have parents that don't care and expect the school to discipline, teach morals and then try to edcucate. They don't help with homework, provide a loving and stable home, make sure the kids get enough sleep and nutritious meals are hard to find in many homes.

    Teachers and teachers unions are not about the kids it is about the union and the teachers. We have a lot of uninspired teachers that really don't care. Some because they are just bad teachers others who have beat down over time. The unions hinder many districts being able to fire pedophiles and bad teachers.

    Administraters and Government have no clue how to spend money in a way that helps the kids. We have enough money it is not spent wisely.

    Students they have to take responsibility at some point for their own actions. Can't blame everyone else for their own laziness.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Not really, other countries excel in education, more than here.

    Answer by 3rdDay at 10:52 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • The answer has been "no" for a long time.

    Answer by SWasson at 11:03 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • I kinda thought that was common sense :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • i agree r country sucks whenit comes to education but i dont toatally agree with foreign education either i thinks its riduculus that a child should have 3-4 hrs of homework every nite after sports pratice or committy service...i know its this way in s africa i have a friend who lived there for a few years and went to school there.

    Answer by rainmommy at 11:04 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • No way, ours is one of the worst.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 11:05 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Definitely not. But that's not the schools' fault. It's the parents' fault.

    Answer by fluud7 at 11:32 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Nope, I think the Asians and Europeans have a leg up on that one.

    Answer by salexander at 11:50 AM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • no. am from south america when we came to this country my sister luisa was in 7 th grade when we got here she took a test and she was put in 9th grade. my other sister was in 9th grade and was put in 11th grade. in colombia calculus and all that metahs thaught in 12 grade are thaught in 9tyh grade. so no compared to other countries us education sucks!!

    Answer by piwife at 12:23 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • no. I believe I would vote Japan as having the best. We're way down on the list.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 1:26 PM on Sep. 14, 2009