Shocking Report Explodes 5 Myths About American Education, By Les LeopoldQuicklink submitted by Ethan Hollow Permalink
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|We're number one? Hardly. The entire idea of American exceptionalism should be called into question. Myth #1: Our educational system provides more upward mobility than any other in the world.
Of the 28 countries listed, we're third from the bottom.
Myth #2: Our teachers (protected by their greedy unions) work less and get paid more. But surely, aren't these unionized teachers making too much money? Not according to the OECD report: "Despite high overall levels of spending on education, teacher salaries in the U.S. compare poorly. While in most OECD countries teacher salaries tend be lower, on average, than the salaries earned by other workers with higher education, in the U.S. the difference is large, especially for teachers with minimum qualifications."
Myth #3: Big government (via our tax dollars) funds higher education. Little wonder we have a trillion dollar student loan...
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