Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Survey: US high schools seen as easier by exchange students
WASHINGTON —Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S.
Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday.
"You get this feeling — the kids from abroad come here, they spend a year, they think that school is easier here," said Tom Loveless, a fellow with the Brown Center on Education Policy with the Brookings Institution. "We think we have made great strides in making our schools more challenging, here is at least one outside group that is in fact saying they are not terribly challenging."
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