Thursday, August 28, 2003


According to the Stars and Stripes:
Students of the military�s educational system continue to outpace the U.S. national average on a standardized test that measures their basic skill levels in reading, math, science, social studies and languages.

Defense department students, both overseas and in the States, scored better than their public school counterparts in all areas, at all grade levels, test results indicate.
The article provides the detailed results of testing which indicates that Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) students consistently scored 10 to 25 percent better than the national average. A logical question to ask would be; what is the Department of Defense doing differently from the rest of the United States? My guess would be that the schools concentrate on subjects other than tolerance, diversity, and global warming and the kids mostly come from intact two-parent families

Of course, I could be wrong.

[Update at 6:30pm, 9/2/03] I became aware of a good analysis by Kimberly over at Number 2 Pencil which is worth a look.

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