Libby Nelson:

The PISA scores suggest American students aren’t particularly good at real-world math, or at least at the problems they’re tested on. But education policy doesn’t usually exist in a vacuum. Lately, it’s been part of an economic argument: for the US to stay competitive, American students need to learn more than they do now.

[source: mme rss]

And I thought we have problems in South Africa?

This is one of the unfortunate results when the economic debate enters Education. Or what do my learnered friends think?

Does it even matter if Americans are terrible at math?