A report by the McKinsey consulting from called China’s Looming Talent Shortage China’s education system a “stuffed duck”—one that emphasizes the regurgitation of outdated knowledge and leaves students lacking in language skills and practical experience—attributes employers are look for in a global market place. Chinese educators are increasingly looking at Western models that emphasize critical, thinking and creativity as models to follow to improve learning and education in China. It is a bit ironic while China is doing this United States is aiming to improve its education system by taking a more test-centered, math-focused approach like that used in Asia.
Well in case you didn’t know, Delaware’s education czar sometimes governor Jack Markell was once a pay consultant for McKinsey.
Markell wants to teach every Delaware student communist Chinese, oops I mean Chinese language skills. No more than 1% of Delaware public school students will go on to use those language skills in the so-called global market. But you know, if we taught all the same students Spanish more than 50% would be able use those skills in Delaware’s economy! Those who speak Spanish get extra points even on a McDonald’s job application.
With China’s debut in international standardized testing, students in Shanghai have surprised experts by outscoring their counterparts in dozens of other countries, in reading as well as in math and science, according to the results of a respected exam
Class who can tell me what country Shanghai is in? Yep, you got it China! So why are we comparing all of American students who took the PISA Test to only students in Shanghai? The Shanghai education experiment is nothing more than a super charter school experiment drawing the best and brightest students from around China. Kind of like Charter School of Wilmington with overachievers. Not bashing CSW but just making an comparison. I wonder how CSW students performed on the PISA in contract to Shanghai?
PISA scores are on a scale, with 500 as the average. Two-thirds of students in participating countries score between 400 and 600. On the math test last year, students in Shanghai scored 600, in Singapore 562, in Germany 513, and in the United States 487.
What was CSW score?
In science, Shanghai students scored 575. In second place was Finland, where the average score was 554. The United States scored 502 — in 23rd place — with a performance indistinguishable from Poland, Ireland, Norway, France and several other countries.
What was CSW score?
For one thing, Shanghai is a huge migration hub within China. Students are supposed to return to their home provinces to attend high school, but the Shanghai authorities could increase scores by allowing stellar students to stay in the city, he said. And Shanghai students apparently were told the test was important for China’s image and thus were more motivated to do well, he said.
And there you have the Shanghai charter school agenda!
Hey Joe Biden! If you run for president and win (OMG) will you please appoint Jack Markell Ambassador to China? Jack seems real good at kissing communist China’s ass!