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Newspaper Article: Science for All

Newspaper Article » Science for All

Categories

EDITORIALS, SCIENCE students, AMERICAN students, EDUCATION -- Political aspects, EDUCATIONAL tests & measurements

Authors

Metz, Steve

Published

2008

Abstract

The author discusses the achievement gap in science education. He notes that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) indicated a high number of U.S. students who scored poorly on science literacy and that the score represented the influence of socioeconomic factors. He suggests that education was not been an important factor in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

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