American students fizzle in international comparisons, placing 18th in reading, 22nd in science and 28th in math – behind countries like Poland, Australia and Korea. But why? Are American kids less intelligent? John Stossel looks at the ways the U.S. public education system cheats students out of a quality education in “Stupid in America: How We Cheat Our Kids,” airing this Friday (January 13th) at 10 p.m.
It sounds like Stossel is going to get all Libertarian on some government officials!
There are many factors that contribute to failure in school. A major factor, Stossel finds, is the government’s monopoly over the school system. Parents don’t get to choose where to send their children. In other countries, choice brings competition, and competition improves performance.
Again, this report airs tonight at 10 p.m. EST.
Update by Stephen VanDyke: Demonoid has a to the show.
Another update by Stephen VanDyke: Here’s a local copy of that torrent. If it doesn’t work, you my have to register with the torrent site mentioned before.