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Does this surprise you?

This article seems fitting after the crap I've read on here today.

Other Nations Outclass U.S. on Education

I will post the link below.


Asked by momentofpeace at 11:32 AM on Sep. 15, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • No, unfortunately. It doesn't surprise me at all. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that we spend too much time trying to implement 'feel good curriculum' instead of focusing on the basics.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:41 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • No child left behibd crap. Totally ruined our countries education. We were better off before it.

    Actually, we were still ranked pretty low for a nation of our caliber BEFORE the 'No Child Left Behind' crap...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:21 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I also think teachers spend alot of time dealing with extra stuff that should be taught or handled at home which takes away from teaching time. Good article thanks for sharing!

    Answer by ria7 at 11:39 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • It kind of comes down to this teaching to the test, I think. Students aren't really educated, they're merely taught to pass tests...

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:51 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I sound upset? On the internet? Get over yourself.

    EXACTLY... Why the F'k do people keep infusing/assuming emotion into INTERNET responses???


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:53 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Why do American kids need an education?

    The government is there to care for them cradle to grave!


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 1:39 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • It's because we have to teach the liberal agenda above all else, sex education, my two dads, my two mommy's, how to put a rubber on a banana,.and learning songs praising Obama. I bet we rank at the top on these.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:58 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • In the US if you have MONEY you can receive a wonderful education- if you're middle class or below, the odds decrease dramatically. There are wonderful public school districts in the US, but they are found in the high rent (property tax) areas. We chose private schools and were not disappointed in the outcomes. The reports have shown these same trends for years.


    Answer by Sisteract at 11:44 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Unions+ Bureaucrats+Parents (who see education as daycare) = United States Public Schools...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:18 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Very Sad but No surprise...

    Your average teacher salary is not so great but principals and superintendents, etc. are way overpaid. And why many children now have to take toilet paper for school supplies, that's crazy!

    Answer by agentwanda at 12:40 PM on Sep. 15, 2010