The editors at USA Today are also upset about the new PISA international test results.
The title of their article says it all:
“Our view on education: ‘We’re No. 15!’ doesn’t cut it in today’s global economy”
What is really curious about this editorial is that it supposedly lists an “Opposing View.”
Except, the opposing view doesn’t seem to be much happier about the low rankings.
The final summation is worth echoing:
“Three successive U.S. presidents have committed massive efforts to improve education. Unless those involved start embracing reforms instead of resisting them, the next international rankings, due in 2013, are likely to show the U.S. even further behind.”
Teachers unions, especially in Louisville, are you listening?