Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pat Buchanan explains America's lack of education excptionalsim by race

 Every three years, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests of the reading, math and science skills of 15-year-olds in developing and developed countries.

Sixty-five nations competed. The Shanghai-China schools finished first in math, reading and science  . . .

And the U.S.A.? America ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math. Rightrdia had reported on the OECD education study earlier.

Buchanan explained the lack of US exceptionalnism in racial terms by quoting a white nationalist site ( that broke out performance by race.  Vdare called Mexico, the "principal feeder nation for U.S. schools."

It implied that Hispanics and blacks dragged the educational performance of the nation down, but admitted Asians outperformed whites, but that white Americans did better than all of the other "white nations" except the Finns.

Buchanan should know better than this. Keep in mind, too, that the Republican Party has been fiddling with US education for more than one decade with Edison schools, charter schools and vouchers.

Rightardia is inclined to believe teachers would provide more fertile round for improving education that right wing "education experts."


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