DEAD LAST in TIMSS
Seventeen reasons to ban public education
No country's 12th graders scored lower than the US in 17 of 34 TIMSS subject categories.  
A statistical zero percent of American 12th grade girls correctly answered math and physics questions.  
The percent of students correctly answering math questions increases 1% for each 2% increase in the percent of math teachers who are men.  
We spend more for education than almost every other TIMSS country.  
The impact of school prayer on education quality. 
Our 8th graders performed poorly in TIMSS math, with only thirteen countries out of forty scoring lowerScotland, Latvia, Iceland, Spain, Greece, Romania, Lithuania, Cyprus, Portugal, Iran, Kuwait, Colombia, and South Africa. But our 12th graders scored dead last in 17 of 34 subject categories by sex because those countries whose 12th graders participated in TIMSS scored significantly higher than their 8th graders, while ours scored significantly lower.
Had our 12th graders performance improved as much as Lithuania's, they would have scored 108 points higher in advanced math, 42 points higher in general math, 12 points higher in general science, and 128 points higher in geometry. The following table shows how much higher our 12th graders would have scored in each subject had their scores increased as much as 12th graders in other countries did:
Lithuania 
Canada 
Cyprus 
Denmark 
Slovenia 
Sweden 
France 
Russia 
Switzerland 

General Science 
12 
31 
7 
38 
8 
74 
22 
17 
3 
Mechanics, Girls 
20 
129 
88 
53 
105 
6 
79 
6 

Calculus, Boys 
34 
135 
55 
22 
5 
71 
65 
31 

Physics (Adv. Science Students) 
40 
96 
101 
66 
131 
1 
101 
45 

General Math 
42 
44 
14 
104 
28 
88 
40 
13 
54 
Advanced Math 
108 
44 
93 
70 
14 
43 
72 
96 
57 
Geometry, Boys 
128 
49 
107 
90 
2 
42 
88 
35 
85 
US Dead Last on 17 of 34 TIMSS subject categories by sex  US 
International Average 
Switzerland 
Position From Dead Last 
Math Literacyphysics students 
548 
592 
618 
dl 
Science Literacyphysics students 
553 
592 
617 
2 
Mechanicsboys 
446 
524 
519 
dl 
Physics Studentsboys 
439 
523 
529 
dl 
PhysicsAdv Science Studentsboys 
439 
523 
529 
dl 
General Scienceboys 
492 
521 
540 
5 
Top 5% Physics Students 
442 
520 
512 
dl 
Advanced Mathboys 
457 
519 
559 
dl 
Wave Phenomenaboys 
460 
519 
533 
dl 
Math Literacyboys 
479 
519 
547 
3 
General Mathboys 
466 
518 
555 
2 
Modern Physicsboys 
466 
518 
519 
3 
Geometryboys 
439 
517 
569 
dl 
Numbers & Equationsboys 
470 
516 
536 
2 
Heatboys 
480 
516 
538 
dl 
Calculusboys 
480 
515 
536 
2 
Elect. & Magnboys 
430 
514 
507 
dl 
Math Literacyall students 
471 
510 
531 
dl 
Science Literacyall students 
480 
510 
523 
2 
Physics StudentsPhysics 
423 
501 
488 
dl 
Calculusgirls 
439 
487 
486 
2 
Numbers & Equationsgirls 
447 
485 
488 
2 
General Mathgirls 
455 
485 
522 
3 
Geometrygirls 
408 
484 
522 
dl 
Elect. & Magngirls 
409 
483 
452 
dl 
Math Literacygirls 
462 
483 
511 
2 
Advanced Mathgirls 
426 
482 
503 
2 
General Sciencegirls 
469 
482 
500 
7 
Heatgirls 
474 
479 
480 
3 
Modern Physicsgirls 
446 
477 
457 
4 
Wave Phenomenagirls 
442 
472 
460 
2 
Physics StudentsGirls 
405 
469 
446 
dl 
PhysicsAdv Science Studentsgirls 
405 
469 
446 
dl 
Mechanicsgirls 
393 
466 
444 
dl 
http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/TIMSS1/TIMSSPDF/dr_alm95/cism1295.pdf contains the results of 68 TIMSS test questions. On 11 of those test questions, no other country had a smaller percentage of their students get the correct answer than the US, on 12 of them only one country was below us, and on 11 of them only 2 countries were below us. Even when we were third from last, it was almost always the same two countries, while many other countries had a much higher percentage of correct answers. For example:
Could the quality of our education system can go any lower than that? If so, how much lower would scores drop if we, say, banned public education and put that 7% of GDP which public education currently costs into savings accounts for private education?
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"Equal Protection" Applied to Women But Not Men in 1971.  
Men Pay 115% of Federal Taxes.  
The "Gender Gap".  
Twenty One Indicators of Systemic Discrimination Against Men.  
AntiMale Bias & Loss of Productivity.  
It Takes 14 Male Employees to Compensate for the Negative Productivity of One Female Employee.  
Twenty Nine Phenomenal Federal Flops.  
Creation of a Totalitarian State.  
The "new world order".  
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