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The United States on track to hit the debt ceiling next month again.
But experts claim our financial -- could be fixed if our kids were performing better in school here's a percentage of high school students proficient in math.
At the top in Singapore 63%.
The US significantly lower with only 32%.
So before education is linked to a poor economy how can we catch up to -- ball here to weigh -- -- -- co author of endangering prosperity good to -- you -- -- Well good morning Gretchen congratulations on -- new show at all well thank you so much let's talk a little bit about math I happen to have loved this subject in school.
But when you look at the US and how well we're doing work which -- kind of stink don't we.
Well we're number 3232%.
Of our students are proficient and we're number 32 in the world so.
That's that's the magic number I'm afraid it's a pretty pretty bad run.
All right so when we look at proficiency in high school across the board Singapore 30% Canada fourteen Germany thirteen the US.
Seven this is an advanced math proficiency what -- we need to do to improve.
Now for our kids.
Well you know years.
Statistics there on the events are really important because a lot of people think the problems of education are in the inner city but they don't realize that schools across the country aren't doing the job and even our top flight students are trailing the top flight students in Canada Germany Korea all around the world we're number thirty there so.
Yes what can we do about it it's a -- I think we just have to have a nationwide commitment.
We have to start with the students students need to be challenged and -- still would not being challenged today.
And and we also need to give parents a choice we need to give.
Rewards from the do a good job so you know we just have to rethink that we've got to -- the system okay so what.
The connection between having a higher proficiency in math and then having a better economy.
Well we know that's if you get better educated you're -- earn more money and that's true for countries to and the way we figured it out over the next eighty years throughout the rest of the 21 century.
We could have eighty trillion dollars more if we could put our educational system up to the level of the Canadians just up to the level of the Canadians.
Now that's about a 20% increase in salary for workers it doesn't come right away comes over the long run but.
It's really worth the effort.
Right there's an interest in connection there you can learn more about it in -- Peterson's book engaging prosperity a global view of the American school thanks so much for being our guest good -- -- the -- -- scratch and coming --
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