The video and the book description say that U.S. students rank way, way down compared to students in other countries, based on the “Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international mathematics examination.”
And comparing reading proficiency, “A mere 31 percent of U.S. students in the class of 2011 could perform at the “proficient” level as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program, compared with South Korea’s result of 47 percent.”
The first step to fixing a problem is recognizing that there is a problem. Okay, the authors have done step one, which is more than many of the education establishment. But what is their cure? If anybody has read the book, please let me know.