@ Brookings Podcast: Can an American Education Compete Globally?

Tom Loveless says U.S. students have never scored in the top ranks of educational achievement internationally, and the latest results, while improved, show U.S. scores in the middle range once again. He discusses data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the emphasis that American culture places on non-academic pursuits that consume so much time for American schoolchildren, including part-time work, socializing and sports.