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Updated: 12/14/2013 08:00:00AM

Compare apples to apples

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Mike Brennan
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I was reading an article the other day regarding how far behind our 15-year-old students are compared to their counterparts around the world. We are 24th in reading, 36th in math and 28th in science. I find it amazing how we relish in putting out figures that are tainted just to make ourselves look bad. What has gone wrong with our national self-esteem?

Remember about 30 or so years ago when the Olympics we used to only play our amateurs against the pros from other countries? Then we put together our very best “The Dream Team, (In my opinion, which I respect, the greatest basketball team in history), and we blew the competition away. Why do we allow ourselves to put up with such tainted educational numbers?

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