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'Poor schools endanger U.S. prosperity'

Original post made on Oct 16, 2013

Though academic achievement of U.S. students is improving, it still ranks poorly compared to other developed countries and is not catching up, Stanford University education economist Eric Hanushek told a room full of students Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 9:54 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Office Desks, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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Posted by bobgnote, a resident of Mountain View
on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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Posted by Done deal, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Oct 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm

It is already a problem, and has been since the advent of Prop 13 in this state. The worst schools in Massachusetts perform better than the middlin' schools in California, according to a chart in a recent edition of the Economist. Finland, Germany, Japan, Poland! and South Korea left us behind decades ago. India and Communist China are passing us by now, and they spend a tiny fraction of what we do on education.

I think the cause, and the game, are already lost!


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