Sunday, August 19, 2012

Three graphics on the school education crisis in the US

In the context of the raging debate about poor quality of learning outcomes in the US, here are three revealing graphics from a presentation given by Jon Moynihan at the LSE (via Derek Thompson). The first highlights the high functional illiteracy level among school leaving students.

















The second graphic highlights how teaching has slipped down the career preference ladder for new job market entrants.


















The third shows that in terms of salaries, American teachers are the lowest paid among all major developed economies.




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