by Jay Mathews, Washington Post
Feeling blue about all the countries with better schools than ours? A new study by Carnoy and Rothstein will cheer you up.
By their reckoning, a fairer calculation of the PISA data would raise the United States from 14th to sixth in reading and from 25th to 13th in math. We should do better, but in the meantime, we should not exaggerate our failings as much as we have.