Tracing the U.S. Deficit in PISA Reading Skills to Early Childhood Evidence from the United States and Canada

@inproceedings{Merry2013TracingTU,
  title={Tracing the U.S. Deficit in PISA Reading Skills to Early Childhood Evidence from the United States and Canada},
  author={Joseph J. Merry},
  year={2013}
}
  • Joseph J. Merry
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Why does the United States lag behind so many other countries on international education assessments? The traditional view targets school-based explanations—U.S. schools attract poorer teachers and lack the proper incentives. But the U.S. educational system may also serve children with comparatively greater academic challenges as a result of poorer social conditions. One way of gaining leverage on this issue is to understand when U.S. students fall behind their international counterparts. I… CONTINUE READING

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