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Report: Chinese Third-Graders Falling Behind U.S. High School Students in Math, Science

March 1, 2013
It’s a joke, it’s the Onion. But it’s so so very funny…
Experts say the average Chinese third-grader is now, alarmingly, barely able to compete with a U.S. high school senior.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA—According to an alarming new report published Wednesday by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, third-graders in China are beginning to lag behind U.S. high school students in math and science.

The study, based on exam scores from thousands of students in 63 participating countries, confirmed that in mathematical and scientific literacy, American students from the ages of 14 to 18 have now actually pulled slightly ahead of their 8-year-old Chinese counterparts.

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  1. Jason permalink
    March 2, 2013 11:21 am

    This story was written by The Onion which is a fake (joke) news site. That said, education in the US does need a lot of improvement.

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