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United States schools fail international competition

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Hoover senior fellows Paul Peterson (left) and Eric Hanushek

Hoover senior fellows and members of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson describe how the United States compares to developed countries of the world in math achievement. On average US students place 32nd in the world in math, following Portugal. The best state, Massachusetts, is only 9th in the world; the most populous state (California) comes in 37th. (5:59)

Recorded on Thursday, July 21, 2011