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The State Of American Education

A school bus is seen during a safety event for children at Trailside Middle School, in Ashburn, Virginia.
A school bus is seen during a safety event for children at Trailside Middle School, in Ashburn, Virginia.

The Program for International Student Assessment, a test designed to evaluate education standards around the globe, determined that American students have stagnated in reading and math performance since 2000.

The disappointing news comes after years of bipartisan efforts to overhaul the U.S. education system.

Why are students from one of the richest countries in the world performing relatively poorly on this exam? And what can be done to move America’s education system forward?

Produced by Haili Blassingame.

GUESTS

Alejandro Gibes de Gac, Ceo & founder, Springboard Collaborative;

Amanda Ripley, Author, “The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.”; @amandaripley

Natalie Wexler, Education reporter, author of “The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System–and How to Fix It.”; @natwexler

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

For more, visit https://the1a.org.

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