TAP ForumPISA: U.S. Students Lag Behind Other Countries
December 03, 2013
The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are in, and the picture is not a pretty one for the United States. Here’s what Business Roundtable, one of the TAP founding members, had to say about it:
The OECD today released its latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science in 65 countries and economies. The results should disturb the American public.
From the U.S.-specific page:
Business leaders, including Business Roundtable CEOs, have long warned that educational mediocrity -- or worse, educational failure -- has serious implications for the U.S. competitiveness, the economy, and the American people. That concern helps explain business’ vigorous support for STEM education -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- and the Common Core State Standards, high-quality standards and assessments informed by countries that have successful educational systems.
Read the full Business Roundtable blog post here.