Ranking the U.S. in soccer, education

If you think the U.S. is bad at soccer, “we’re even worse in education,” writes Fordham’s Brandon Wright.

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  1. cranberry says:

    I’m surprised we did so well in education, considering how much more effort we put into sports.

    At this point, I think it would make sense to push for international test reports to report the European Union as a whole. Either that, or report each US state as its own “country.”

  2. PhillipMarlowe says:

    I want to see the ranking based upon ethnicity.
    We have a lot more Hispanics than Korea or Japan.

  3. Pfft, if our kids were subjected to the same type of testing, the ACLU would file suit under the 8th amendment.

    Is it any wonder that the U.S. keeps slipping in education anymore (despite the piles of money thrown at it).

    • Mark Roulo says:

      The 1977 Ingraham v. Wright case suggests that the 8th “cruel and unusual punishment” bit doesn’t apply to kids in school. It only applies to the criminal justice system.