Kiwi kids behind Kazakhstan in science

Primary school children’s science achievement has plummeted to its worst level in 14 years, sparking urgent action by the Education Ministry.

An international study shows New Zealand year 5 pupils are doing worse in maths and science than children in more than half the other 36 countries surveyed.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4788940a11.html

See also:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=404504&c=1

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  1. Bnonn
    Bnonn says:

    I don’t think this comes as any surprise to people who are involved in education (whether parents who give a damn, or teachers). Even if I wasn’t pro home-schooling, I’d do it just to avoid having my children subjected to NCEA. Give us another decade and the brain drain won’t be a problem any more. No one in the world will want young adults educated in New Zealand for anything except manual labor.

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