When it comes to the subject of financial education, it’s hard to ignore one of the latest pieces of work from Time Magazine’s Amanda Ripley.
Her book, titled “The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way,” points out the danger of a fact that is becoming more and more known: the US is nowhere near the top education system in the world.
Her primary concern is the fact that American classrooms lag behind other nations in science, math and reading scores is bad for business. It puts us at a crucial disadvantage, Ripley says, when it comes to molding the next generation for high-paying jobs in an increasingly global economy.
Her wider point is a correct one (i.e. mediocre schools suck) but her focus doesn’t hit close enough to home. She’s right…
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