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Is the US really falling behind on education?

You may have heard in recent years that the United States is falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to public education--but according to the latest annual report, that's just not true.

The study "How Well Are American Students Learning?" found that people make common mistakes when interpreting international test scores.  

They include over-estimating how one policy change can affect test scores and giving too much emphasis to numerical rankings versus raw scores, among other things.

Researchers say the findings could mean the U.S. has a much higher ranking than where it currently is.

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