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Re: Barbados...more
Posted:
Jul 21, 1997 1:47 PM


At 11:29 0400 7/21/97, Tad Watanabe wrote: >On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Charles J. Masenas wrote: > >> >> The Barbados story can be found on the WEB. More content, different >> title. >> http://www.myrtlebeachaccess.com/news/97521/barbado21.htm
In addition to the summary from the article posted by Tad Watanabe (note that teaching methods are *not* one of the reasons the authors cite), I found the following little gem.
Cumberbatch and Butcher say the system is not perfect. Only about a quarter of Barbadian students get the chance to attend two years of preuniversity work at a school such as Harrison; one in 10 get to a university.
This raises an additional question. What is the population taking the SAT in Barbados? Perhaps if we only looked at the scores of our top 25% (or less) students, we would have equally remarkable scores.
Food for thought, Gary



