Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hate to have to break it to you

Citing a recent study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Thomas Friedman writes in The New York Times about "how far we have fallen behind in K-12 education and how much it is costing us."
There are millions of kids who are in modern suburban schools "who don't realize how far behind they are," said Matt Miller, one of the authors. "They are being prepared for $12-an-hour jobs -- not $40 to $50 an hour."

OCPA has previously pointed out that students in Oklahoma's "good" school districts (Edmond, for example) aren't doing as well as they may think. Here's a clip from a California documentary with the same message.

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