Monday, March 15, 2004

WaPo: Time May Be Up for Naps in Pre-K Class


If American students can't sleep in school, how can we expect to keep on the cutting edge of math and science education? How will Americans compete for knowledge-intensive white-collar service jobs?

From the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study 2003.
Top 20 Countries, Overall Science Scores*

1 Taiwan 569.08
2 Singapore 567.89
3 Hungary 552.38
4 Japan 549.65
5 Korea 548.64
6 Netherlands 544.75
7 Australia 540.26
8 Czech Repub 539.42
9 England 538.47
10 Finland 535.21
11 Slovak Repub 535.01
12 Belgium 534.86
13 Slovenia 533.25
14 Canada 533.08
15 Hong Kong 529.55
16 Russia 529.22
17 Bulgaria 518.01
18 US 514.91
19 New Zealand 509.63
20 Latvia 502.69

Look out Bulgaria, here comes the American dynamo!

*Neither China nor India were included in the sample for this study.

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