with lots of citations explained how they are wrong.
They - and everyone who says what they say like you - need to explain why they/you totally ignore what happens after age 15 - the data they use is not advanced math test data and it is from test data for ages 13 and 15.
They - and everyone who says what they say like you - need to explain how having 5% of the entire high school senior aged population taking *and* passing a national AP Calculus exam is not a large enough pool right then and there to be "competitive" with all these other countries they/you claim we are not competitive with when these other countries all or almost all cannot match this 5%. (Never mind that the higher and much higher percentages I explained in my post above with respect to how many before graduating take AP Calculus and take the test, take AP Calculus regardless of taking the test, take calculus that is AP or not, and take advanced math that is calculus or not. Percentages that all or almost al or countries cannot match.)
And also they/you need to explain why you ignore what I talked about in my above post, the dynamics of the free market, which is that because of better chances for better pay from majoring in something other than a STEM major causes so many of these US students who are more than math-trained well enough to major in STEM majors *choose* to not do so.
On this last point: These majors that promise better chances for better pay include those many majors offered by business schools such as areas of finance as well as management training such that they can end up being in management positions being the bosses of those who were STEM majors, as well as many other such majors like advertising and such. Smart kids are smart enough to pay attention to where the money is. Look at those like Mitt Romney and their many millions vs. some typical grunt slaving away at moderate wages in some cubicle writing programs, a mere cog in a machine.
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Haim <email@example.com> wrote: > Paul A. Tanner, III Posted: Oct 2, 2012 11:51 AM > >>I again state the facts that all need to know and >>acknowledge: > > You should write them a letter. > > Here is their conclusion, > > http://www.hks.harvard.edu/pepg/PDF/Papers/PEPG10-19_HanushekPetersonWoessmann.pdf > As its frontispiece, the report quotes Nobel Laureate Sir Ernest Rutherford: "Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It is time to start thinking." We heartily agree. That is the idea that motivates this study. > > Haim > No representation without taxation.