Losing the Brains Race
is spending more money on education while producing worse outcomes. America
“Although students in many developed nations have been learning more and more over time, American 15-year olds are stuck in the middle of the pack in many fundamental areas, including reading and math. Yet the
United Statesis near the top in education spending (with the exception of Switzerland, the spends the most in the world on education). US
“… If (education) reform is to be defined by something other than the amount of money flushed down the toilet, it is time to reverse the flow of power from the top (school districts, teachers unions, governments) to the bottom (students, their parents, and taxpayers who want their money spent wisely)…”
--- Veronique de Rugy in “Losing the Brains Race,” pgs 18 & 20, Newsmax Magazine, April 2011.