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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by targus, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. targus

    targus New Member

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    Talking about McCain's education plans Obam said the following...

    “That is not my idea of reform. That is not my idea of change. That is not a plan to help your kids compete with those kids in China and India.”


    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/09/09/1365983.aspx

    So Obama thinks that the U.S. educational system can't compete with India?

    The Indian constitution mandates universal primary education for all (see Article 8 of the Indian Constitution). Yet, 41% of children do not reach grade 5 in India. Compare that to some other countries:

    Gambia 20%
    Mali 18%
    Senegal 15%
    Tanzania 17%
    Burkina Faso 25%
    [Source: Human Development Report 1999. UNDP.]

    The Literacy rate in the U.S. is 99% in India it's 59%.

    If it's necessary to make comparisons of the U.S. to other countries to try and show how poorly the U.S. is doing it's probably best to have your facts straight first.
     
  2. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    If our educational system is so bad, how come thousands of people are coming here every year to attend our universities? Maybe I'm missing something.
     
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