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News and Opinion Dec 27, 2019

Turnaround for Children Analysis of 2016 PISA Results Cited in Los Angeles Times

Students at a summer reading academy at Buchanan Elementary work in the computer lab at the school in Oklahoma City in 2014. (Sue Ogrocki / AP)

An op-ed written by the Los Angeles Times editorial board titled, “Why do U.S. schoolchildren underperform academically compared with students in other countries?” cites Turnaround for Children’s 2016 PISA result analysis.

The Times editorial board offers its hypothesis for the United States’ underperformance in the 2019 PISA test and attributes the results to the lack of equitable resources for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds, especially those from lower-income households.

Read the full op-ed here.