Saturday, October 26, 2013

It is a shame to waste a mind!

Source: The New Yorker
The three graphs in this article tell a sad tale for the United States. The country's children are falling behind their future competitors abroad. It is not that all U.S. kids go to second rate schools, just that far too many of them do. (Not surprisingly, many of those getting second rate educations are subjects of racial or ethnic prejudice, living in places where the prejudiced are in power and use the power to deprive the schools of the support that they need and deserve.) The problem is that many of those boys and girls who are not as good at reading, math and problem solving as they might be, will not add as much to our society nor our economy as they otherwise might have done.

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