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Sum of mean science, reading and mathematics scores from the OECD PISA Results 2018 Source: OECD
After years of growth, math proficiency of U.S. students dips  % at each achievement level of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)  Source: Pew Research Center
"I see you did well in school, but what real world skills do you have?" [click on this image for an short clip and argument on the need to reform public education]

Education: Standardized Tests

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Republicans are less convinced than Democrats that reducing college-related expenses would reduce economic inequality  Democrats and Republicans have different views about whether the government has a responsibility to provide education for all Americans  Source: Pew Research Center
Source: Pew Research Center
Excited to announce my plan to help alleviate student loan debt! The HELPER Act would allow individuals to use money from their 401(k) or IRA to pay for college or to pay back student loan debt. Watch the video to learn more!  ~ @RandPaul  The privilege of raiding your retirement fund to pay off your student debt. These cheap bastards want you to die in the gutter.  ~ @kenklippenstein

Education: Student Loan Debt

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The hidden curriculum socializes young people into accepting the roles assigned to them by the dominant class. Whatever else they learn, they leave the education system as supplicants to power.  Artist: Al Margen (https://www.facebook.com/AlMargenPagina/)
Teacher: "Children, today we are going to learn code! It's important for a prosperous future!"  Student: "Teacher, after that, could we learn how to survive in a civilization threatened by ecosystem collapse, rising sea levels and the resulting geo-political turmoil, armed conflict and the increasing polarization of ideological orientations, and humanity's seemingly insatiable appetite for stuff?"  Artist: Nitrozac & Snoggy / joyoftech.com
Teacher: "Come away from the window! You don't want to be a child left behind, do you?"  Child: "Sounds good to me!"  [follow this link to find an analysis of a PBS FRONTLINE documentary exploring the use of the SAT in college admissions and what it says about the way the education system plays a role in perpetuating inequality: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/12/secrets-of-the-sat.html]  Artist: David Horsey

Education: Critical Thinking

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Estimates correspond to the share of the population older than 14 years that is able to read and write. Specific definitions and measurement methodologies vary across countries and time.   Source: WDI / CIA World Factbook
"If the world were a village of 100 people..." [click on this image to find a short video that also imagines the world as a 100-person village]
The World as 100 People over the Last Two Centuries - Literacy  Source: OECD for the period 1820 to 1990. UNESCO for 2004 and later.

Education: Literacy

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