Thursday, June 9, 2011

Global Achievement Gap?

I recently read a book titled  The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It.  

As the subtitle suggests, the book basically discusses the gap between even the best educated American students and students from countries around the world whose educational systems are better suited for the way our world functions.  He starts out proposing that more and more jobs can easily be done from any location, and with the combination of rapid technological growth around the world AND students who are better trained in countries like Singapore, China, Denmark, and Germany (and who are willing to work for less $), America is losing out.  

Before I go further, I'm curious to know what others think about the topic?? [true? false? overdramatic? already happening? etc...]

Your thoughts...?