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Merry, Joseph J. – Sociology of Education, 2013
Why does the United States lag behind so many other countries on international education assessments? The traditional view targets school-based explanations--U.S. schools attract poorer teachers and lack the proper incentives. But the U.S. educational system may also serve children with comparatively greater academic challenges as a result of…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Competencies