The gap in problem solving test scores between U.S. and Asian countries reflects the reality that the way students operate in school often has little to do with how they operate in real life. U.S. educators may be surprised to see that students in Asian countries scored significantly higher on creative problem-solving tests than American […]
There is strong consensus that poverty is at the root of America’s education problem — not teachers or public schools. Poverty in turn, affects a child’s learning and achievement, and subsequent opportunities in life. There needs to be a combination of solutions: one more broad-based, and one more education-focused.
With a spirited public discussion on education reform by politicians, educators, and the media reaching critical mass, it is somewhat comforting to witness such a concerted effort to solve America’s education problems. Such extensive attention to reform leads to a thought-provoking question: Why are we in this mess?
The latest results of PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) merely confirm what pundits are saying about the burgeoning global dominance of China. Is the US ready to confront this reality?
Using China as a scapegoat for an underperforming U.S. economy has been increasing recently; such reactions are unsurprising and hold no place in an educated society.