American 15-year-olds score below the average for advanced nations on math and science literacy. But don't worry, our nation's future leaders are still ahead of their peers in Mexico, Turkey, Greece, and a few other places.
Do you think this is acceptable?
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:16 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by momsbreak5654 at 5:59 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
I agree with you to a point, momsbreak5654.... So why do we spend more $$$ compared to other nations who are ranked HIGHER then us? People blame the parent for poor academics... But then people blame insurance companies for people dying..... When over 75% of health problems in this nation are PREVENTABLE... Meaning if people held themselves accountable and made Responsible choices, they would be healthier... If parents were held accountable and made responsible choices, perhaps kids would be better academically.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:04 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
I'm not surprised considering less than 5% of the federal budget is geared towards education.
Yes, but look at city, property, and state taxes, too.... Americans pay A LOT for education.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:05 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:08 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Thats because instead of TEACHING our kids BASICS the teachers are having to teach ISSUES. Take up MATH time to teach gay issues, not enough time for science, but PLENTY of time to spend EXCESSIVE amounts of time studying ONLY AA leaders the entire month of February. Then there is all the other PC crap AND the fact that teachers are expected to just put up with horribly behavior because 1) they arent allowed to discipline, 2) if they DO reprimand johnny's mama comes up to the school, pitches a high holy fit, then the principal gets onto the teachers, OH and did I mention the TESTS OMG! They have the end of Quarter tests, the SAT tests, the AR tests and the Dibbles tests,and whatever OTHERE tests they can squeeze in. (cont)
Answer by ecodani at 6:09 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by 29again at 6:12 PM on Dec. 3, 2009