Wednesday, December 29, 2010

American Educational Excellence

Patrick J. Buchanan looks at the results of the "Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests of the reading, math and science skills of 15-year-olds in developing and developed countries," which Education Secretary Arne Duncan called "an absolute wake-up call for America" — Who Owns the Future?

"Steve Sailer of VDARE.com got the full list of 65 nations, broke down U.S. reading scores by race, then measured Americans with the countries and continents whence their families originated," explains Mr. Buchanan. "What he found was surprising." Surprising indeed:
    Asian-Americans outperform all Asian students except for Shanghai-Chinese. White Americans outperform students from all 37 predominantly white nations except Finns, and U.S. Hispanics outperformed the students of all eight Latin American countries that participated in the tests.

    African-American kids would have outscored the students of any sub-Saharan African country that took the test (none did) and did outperform the only black country to participate, Trinidad and Tobago, by 25 points.

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