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Testing Student Performance Worldwide

Every three years, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests 15 year olds in reading, math and science. The most recent tests, conducted in 2009, ranked US students below average in math (487 vs 496). baskets ASICS How is the US going to remain a world leader and business innovator without an educated populace?

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Why are the East Bay schools performing so poorly?

“East Bay schools rank among the worst in the state when it comes to improving academic performance of African-American, Latino and low-income students,” according to an article by Shelly Meron of the Bay Area News Group. Goedkoop Adidas Stan Smith She was reporting on a recent study by the Education Trust-West advocacy group. nike air max tn pas cher We live at the center of technology innovation, have world renown universities and there are dozens of local programs offering extra help, including READ.

I do not believe this is just a matter of money or its lack; we know the State is functionally bankrupt and the budget will not get better soon. Fjallraven Kanken Mini So what do we need to do? There are two underlying failings in my opinion: 1) we don’t show the value of education for the average student exposing them instead to constant barrage of the “celebrity culture” and 2) we are not holding our children responsible for their performance, looking too often for an outside excuse. goedkoop air max 2017 There will always be celebrities who seem to have “everything” without effort but a closer look shows their hard work and dedication but we forget the thousands who also tried without success. ASICS Gel Pulse 7 pour Femme Education is a safety net at the very least.


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