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Are we getting our money's worth?

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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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 3:01 PM on Apr. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:03 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • No..
    Our CHILDREN do not get our money's worth when it comes to education.
    So in return.. The future leaders, future workforce, future of our country in general.. Isn't getting it's money's worth. Which in the end, means our country will suffer as a whole, economically, socially and in regards to progress as a whole. Our country will suffer.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 3:04 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • No and you never will as long as the teachers union is running the show.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • Amen anon!

    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.


    Answer by tyme4me2day at 3:20 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • You can set up a one-room, grass hut schoolroom in Africa and the kids will learn to read and write and do math and learn history and geography as fast as you can give it to them. You know why? Two reasons, First the kids never know from one day to the next if they will be able to continue their education so they learn everything as fast as possible. Second, they aren't getting taught a lot of feel good, be nice to everybody, don't be a bully, feel sorry for me, tripe. They are getting the basics and the rest is left up to the parents to teach.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • Nope... it's because it isn't about the children. I remember when a teachers salary wasn't anything to be proud of. But now we have a pervert still milking 100,000 of the tax payers money not teaching a class.

    "A Queens teacher who collects a $100,000 salary for doing nothing spends time in a Department of Education "rubber room" working on his law practice and managing 12 real-estate properties worth an estimated $7.8 million, The Post found.

    Alan Rosenfeld hasn't set foot in a classroom for nearly a decade since he was accused in 2001 of making lewd comments to junior-high girls and "staring at their butts,"..."
    For seven years, the Los Angeles Unified School District has paid Matthew Kim a teaching salary of up to $68,000 per year, plus benefits.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:30 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • No and the reasons why have been covered well. We are not preparing kids for the realities of life as is shown on here daily. They are pampered and made to feel "special" for nothing. We are too concerned with avoiding "offending" and hurting feelings. As well as the power of the teachers union and many other problems that feed into it. I am a huge proponent for disipline being brought back into the schools as well. That alone would help solve many problems.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:37 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

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