Jill Barshay

Third indication U.S. educational system is deteriorating

In reading, U.S. fourth-graders slide from 6th to 15th in the world

Teachers often ask youngsters to learn in ways that exceed even adult-sized attention spans

Elementary school students were frequently "off task" in study of more than 50 classrooms

U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test

Video game playing appears to harm social skills

The U.S. might have been 19th in the world in math (instead of 36th) if we’d bribed our students with $25

Money didn't motivate Chinese students at the top of the pack

Better tests don’t lead to better teaching, study finds

Test-prep lessons were lower quality even when tests were higher quality

Federal data shows 3.9 million students dropped out of college with debt in 2015 and 2016

For-profit sector produced a disproportionate share of indebted dropouts

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

As more poor families get access to technology, their kids' screen time expands

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