Friday, December 02, 2005

Sputnik Was Nothing - Issues 2006 - MSNBC.com

Sputnik Was Nothing - Issues 2006 - MSNBC.com: "And we are not replenishing those losses from within. In international mathematics exams, 15-year-old American students performed well below the mean of participating countries. This is little surprise, since teaching out of one's field of expertise is common in the United States, especially in math and science. Nearly 70 percent of American middle-school students are assigned to teachers who have had neither a major nor certification in mathematics."

A common objection to homeschooling is that teachers are professionals, too bad it is in something else.

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