The report also included a finding that in every country surveyed, girls read better than boys — a gap that has widened since 2000. Also included was a finding that the best school systems are the most equitable — where students do well regardless of social background.
Western Nations React to Poor Education Results
By D.D. GUTTENPLAN
Published: December 8, 2010
I believe it.
Educated parents with the money to hire tutors can go a ways towards mitigating the effects of bad curricula and teaching.
I've seen that for years in my district.
I'm curious about the reading gap in countries with highly phonetic languages.