What We’re Watching: Does it Matter That the U.S. is Not Catching Up?
Despite years and years of education reform, U.S. students are making gains that put them at the middle of the pack compared to students from other countries, according to a new report, Is the U.S. Catching Up?
Two authors of that report, Paul Peterson and Eric Hanushek, discuss their findings in this video. “Doing well on these tests is not a matter we should be indifferent to,” explains Hanushek. If American students were making gains as large as those made by students in Germany, he notes, our country would experience much greater GDP growth over the next decades.