Failing Our Future

January 2009
Assembly;Jan2009, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p6
The author comments on the results of the most recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study which found that 4th and 8th grade students in the U.S. lag behind their peers from top-performing Asian countries. According to the study, 4th graders in the U.S. ranked 11th in math while 8th graders ranked ninth. Louis V. Gerstner Jr., a former chief executive if IBM, said that while individual schools and some entire districts have advanced, the educational system as a whole is failing.


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