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ious schools in different cities and neighborhoods.
He discovered that there is social prejudice among the Japanese populations based on the genetic cultural history of the student. This is essentially a caste system that predisposes a student to a better or lesser school. The students whose last names imply an agricultural heritage are not allowed to attend the better schools that lead to higher education opportunities.
Now, Lets look at a school in a poor European Country's neighborhood. You know, the places wherre you are advised not to visit on vacation.
I'll bet, that the school results acquired from other countries are "SELECT", prime cut so to speak. the "lesser" school's performance are not quite included in the data. "Gee!, Ya know, it was on my desk, but I never got to enter it into the computer"
These are then compared to the results from our open and honest public school system.
Before we compare ourselves to the merits of other countries, we should really take a close look at their data collection methods. Not, just accept it because it makes us look bad....I am suspect of any comparative data that is negative toward the US.
In our country, every child is entitled to an education. Not every school is as good as every other. BUT! We try, we offer an opportunity for everyone to suceed.....not just the cultural elite.
Prejudice exists in all cultures, it is discrete and acccepted, everywhere...except in the United States.