I wonder what educational professionals are making of Shanghai's "shocking" PISA test results published earlier this year. And while Shanghai is not representative of China, it is not lacking in poor people. The U.S. educational system is a disaster, and the people running it are mostly ignorant, anti-intellectual and lack a shred of creativity. Their view of education is as a derivation of force feeding or perhaps a kindler gentler version of waterboarding. Anyhow, there's simply no one way for the U.S. to remain the "indispensable" nation if it continues to rely on imported talent, because the rest of the world is increasingly a pleasant place to stay.
1'Top Test Scores From Shanghai Stun Educators' - New York Times