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Opinion: Overcoming Cult of Ignorance Key to Achievement

With U.S. students consistently scoring lower in math, science, and reading than other industrial countries, a UT-Austin professor argues that the contributing factor is a pervasive disrespect for learning in general.

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With U.S. students consistently scoring lower in math, science and reading than other industrial countries, University of Texas at Austin professor John W. Traphagan argues that the contributing factor is not a lack of funding for education but a pervasive disrespect for learning in general. To effectively compete on the global political and economic playing field, America needs to place a higher value on intelligence and education. (The Diplomat)

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