As I have written many times, the scores on international tests have no predictive value about our economy. If they did, we would be a third world country by now since our scores have always been mediocre to very low on those tests. To learn more, read my chapter on international scores in “Reign of Error.”

 

Now, surprisingly, an article appears in Forbes challenging the PISA methodology and asserting that Asian nations get to choose their best students.

 

This false information has been used by the media and “reformers” to bash public schools and promote privatization.

 

Shameful. A hoax.