Saturday, December 7, 2013
Not good: 40% of American children are born out of wedlock, but for Hispanics it is 53% and for African-Americans it is 73%
Hispanic and African-Americans are more than 30% of the U.S. population and 35% of those in our public schools. Looking at the recent PISA test scores, other than East Asia - China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam - hardly any other nation of Southeast or South Asia, the Arab or Muslim world, Africa or Latin America, is in the top forty in academic performance. And, in these test scores from a diverse world, we can see mirrored the academic performance within our own diverse nation. Just as East Asians and Europeans excel in the PISA tests, so, too, do Americans of East Asian and European descent dominate test scores and excel in educational achievement, while our Hispanic and African-American students trail.