U.S. Education vs. The World

This is one of those deep, rich, shame-on-us infographics comparing us (the United States) to the world — or visa versa. Quite frankly, I do not see that much to be ashamed of, as a U.S. citizen. There’s not reason why we should be number one, and I have yet to be convinced that high science and math test scores are what’s necessarily going to result in a leadership position in a healthy world economy. We’ve done a lot of scientific research on what leads to higher test scores. But where the research that says that higher test scores necessarily lead to successful economic contribution.

But that’s beside the point, I guess. The question I might ask high school or even middle school students is what would be an effective measure of economic viability in today’s information-fueled, technology-rich and rapidly changing world?



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