Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellows Rick Hanushek and Paul Peterson

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellows Rick Hanushek and Paul Peterson

In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson interviews Hoover senior fellows and members of Hoover’s Task Force on K–12 Education Paul Peterson and Rick Hanushek on education in the United States compared to the rest of the world. The authors of Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of American Schools, Peterson and Hanushek explain that the United States, in the latest international test, is now in thirty-second place, with only 32 percent of students scoring as proficient in math. Currently, Shanghai is at the top of the list of countries, with 75 percent of its students proficient in math. Nevertheless, Peterson and Hanushek offer an optimistic perspective on what could be done to improve America’s education system.