Sad but this is so true.
Philippines. August 25. Youths were sprayed with a water cannon as they protested Thursday in Quezon, Philippines, against proposed National Expenditure Program, a program that would decrease subsidies at state universities and colleges by more than $12 million.
[Photos: Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images]
If you’ve heard about how American students are scoring lower than their international peers on standardized tests, you’ve probably heard about the PISA. (No, it’s not an exam about a famous Italian tower that leans.) The Program for International Student Assessment is a test that’s given every three years to measure and compare the achievement of 15-year-olds across the globe.
It’s a good idea to get familiar with the PISA because we’ll probably hear more about its influence in U.S. education policy in the future. Economists predict that if we boost our scores by a mere 25 points over the next 20 years, our GDP will increase by $41 trillion. So, to help us understand what the PISA is and what it does, the folks behind the test, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released this great animated video.
- via GOOD
I would have reblogged this, but I didn’t see it on GOOD’s tumblr page. So I clipped it from my rss feed of GOOD.