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Rudygarrido 73 points ago +73 / -0

Cuban here...👋 The reason Cuban education is so “good” is because by 9th grade if you aren’t cutting it... you go to the fields to work like a dog and then maybe a trade school. Only the brightest go on to high school. So yeah. Looks great on paper. 🤷🏻‍♂️😂

justsomefuckingdude 21 points ago +21 / -0 (edited)

Sounds like pretty much every commie shithole, hell, most countries except the US. And people wonder why are our literacy rates and education scores are so low. It's because we're damn near the only country who any where near honestly reports them, and for the population as a whole, not the select, pre-filtered few.

operator1214 14 points ago +15 / -1

In 2018, the U.S. scored 25th globally on PISA (out of 77 placings), which ranks student achievement in math, science, and reading. Our average score was 495. The highest was China at 578.7. This may seem awful, but we do test all students (including LD who are capable of taking exams, even with assistance). No other country does this, and China only tests those who enter their best academies (so the highest ranking students in China).

Under those circumstances, we aren't doing that badly.

zabbers 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sounds like our COVID-19 reporting. Can't use any stats for ranking if they aren't the same stats.

operator1214 2 points ago +2 / -0

Statistics are still one of the best devices to push propaganda/outright lies.

DocOne 3 points ago +3 / -0

I guarantee that if we put the same filters on it we'd be #1, no question. We just don't throw our learning disabled children in the fields to work to death by 35. We try to nurture them as best as we can (as a whole, for the pedantic "what about [insert anecdotal case]" types). Or at least we would have before common core.

operator1214 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly. So anytime anyone (foreign or domestic!) starts ranting on about how stupid and uneducated Americans are, and uses global stats...just remind them of this. And never, ever think that the leftists wouldn't do exactly that to our disabled children...marxism is always at its most cruel in dealing with the defenseless; it is always the mentally and physically disabled and the chronically ill that tyrannies go after first!

operator1214 2 points ago +2 / -0

Common core doesn't nurture anyone. Unfortunately, they have now poisoned yet another term: because one would like to talk about a common core of knowledge/learning that should be taught and now the moment you say "common core" people freak out and their eyes glaze over.

fazaman 1 point ago +1 / -0

Same reason out infant mortality rates are higher. We consider some circumstances deaths that other countries don't.

Hooji2 1 point ago +1 / -0

It just occurred to me that infant mortality rates should include abortions.

booblitchutz 5 points ago +5 / -0

And if you still couldn’t get with the program did they have another track where you were marched out to the beach and shot?

MAGAngelo 6 points ago +6 / -0

Data on that initiative is inconclusive, comrade.

ZincOS 1 point ago +1 / -0

Meritocracy in ation.