[lit-ideas] Re: Testing

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 09:36:16 -0700

On Jun 23, 2008, at 4:07 AM, Eric Yost wrote:

International testing also seems to say so. While US standards for the older US generations are fairly respectable, the new generation is not doing as well. Here's some evidence from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Programme_for_International_Student_Assessment
Programme for International Student Assessment

The obvious conclusion is that the Gates Foundation should stop wasting its money. Why put students in small schools when they really should be put into small countries? Though it may prove expensive to bus students from underperforming parts of the U.S. to Finland or Hong Kong, U.S. military planes are already flying back and forth to South Korea, so why not convert empty space into a pilot study program of busing facilities, with the easily-pronounced acronym PSPBF?

David Ritchie,
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