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...arisons of math scores tend to be mixed for children in the first grade here and abroad. But by the time children have reached the fifth grade, the scores have diverged dramatically. Even when culturally fair tests are used, American students still fail to perform up to the level of their Asian counterparts. As Stevenson reported: "Even the best American schools were not competitive with their counterparts in Asia on mathematics achievement . . . The highest-scoring American school falls below the lowest-scoring Asian schools."'
Gatto, John Taylor. "Against School." The Writer's Presence. Ed. Robert Atwan and Donald McQuade. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009. 688+. Print.
Berube, Michael. “Analyze, Don’t Summarize” The Writer’s Presence. Ed. Robert Atwan and Donald McQuade. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. 303. Print.
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