The latest testings results from the Program for International Student Assessment, show Americans are nowhere near the top in education, when compared to the rest of the world. American high school students finished 31st out of 65 economic regions in math, 23rd in science, and 17th in reading. How did our biggest global rivals do? Students from Shanghai finished at the top in all three subjects. Are American children falling behind?
Ben Wildavsky, author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World, appeared on The Takeaway on WNYC this morning to discuss these findings and what they mean for American students. Have a listen below.