I have been increasingly irritated with the rhetoric that the Obama team has been spreading about education. The propaganda they are saying over and over again is that China and India outperform the US in math and science. This is a myth that uses skued numbers to back up the argument that our children need to spend more hours in the classroom and more days a week.
The education numbers are skued because the majority of India and China’s population is not counted in the statistic. Huge portions of people in China and India live in 3rd world conditions, these people are impoverished, and they are not getting educated. The education numbers are only counting the upper elite of their societies, where as the US is counting our entire population. That is the reason they look so good on paper, it’s a myth that they are outperforming us and nothing more.