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Article: The US can no longer laugh off the ‘bad at math’ mentality

The US can no longer laugh off the ‘bad at math’ mentality | The Hill

United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently announced an effort to reverse an “anti-math” culture in his country. “We say things like: ‘Oh, maths, I can’t do that, it’s not for me’ — and everyone laughs,” Sunak said. “But we’d never make a joke like that about not being able to read.”

Of course, he was talking about the plight of U.K. children. But the problem is far worse in the U.S., judging by the most recent international rankings of students, which were done pre-pandemic before the wheels really came off math performance….

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