Why is education compared among countries?
I frequently see articles on how the USA is “lagging” in education compared to other countries such as South Korea. But this is according to a global standardized test, where USA is not on top. What’s the purpose in this comparison?
Here’s one article: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/us-teens-lag-global-education-rankings-asian-countries-rise-top-f2D11686930
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