An April 2009 study of global education showed the United States ranked 25th in mathematics by international standards, behind such countries as the Czech Republic, Iceland, and Hungary.
Conversely, when it came to spending per point earned by students on international tests, the U.S. finished first.
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
You know why? They don't pander to the children over there. The kids go to school, sit in class, behave, and the teachers are allowed to teach. There is nothing fancy, no psychologist telling them they will "harm them if they let them know they failed", no parents running in and suing at every turn. It is the US prior to 1980. Remember, the people who invented the computer didn't have a computer. They had a slide rule. The people who brought Apollo 13 home did it with a slide rule and a computer that was turned off. Newton developed trigonometry without a slide rule - just his head. And, they were all disciplined without fear of CPS being called on their parents.
Answer by jesse123456 at 3:16 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
Education is a long neglected subject.
Kids are not educated outside of the cookie cutter in order for the different learning styles If parents insisted on learning style education we would then have teachers and unions crying the blues because they would have to actually teach instead of read the lessons out of the book.
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