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Our universities may be the pride of the world. But we’re pretty typical when it comes to graduating kids from them.

Postsecondary graduation rates (international)

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First of all: a tip of the hat to our Chilean and Argentine brethren, who put in long hours, too.

But second: would you believe that American teachers put in some of the longest hours in the world? Call it “hardworking,” call it “overworked,” call it “American,” call it whatever you want. But numbers, like hips, don’t lie.

Workload (international)

A lot of the extra time seems to come not in the faculty lounge, but at the front of the class. Read the rest of this entry »

Graduation rates are on the uptick. That’s a good thing. But we’re still lagging behind other countries:

High school graduation rates (international)

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