Confident Students Fail to Make the Grade
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
If you always hated math class, it might be good for your test scores. The Brookings Institution studied students in a number of countries. In places where young people enjoy math class and feel confident about it, their test scores go down. Better scores go to countries where the students are cranky and lack confidence. Which means there is hope for all of us, doesn't it? Overall American students, by the way, are moderately unhappy, so they do moderately well.
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