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Class Struggle: December 26, 2010 - January 1, 2011

Are math scores lagging because U.S. parents are clueless?

I stumbled across one of those charming surveys with too small a sample to depend on, but a result interesting enough--and close enough to possible--to blog on anyway. It suggests that the kids in Singapore are stealing our lunch money in the race for math supremacy because their parents hire tutors far more often than we do, and because their parents have a less inflated sense of their math skills than U.S. parents do.

By Jay Mathews  | December 29, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  Trends  | Tags:  Raytheon study, Singapore math scores exceed U.S., Singapore student more likely to have math tutors, U.S. parents have inflated view of their children's math performance  
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