Book Club: The Smartest Kids In The World

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We’re pleased to have Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in The World, join us this week for TPM Cafe Book Club. She has a great essay written for TPM today on why poverty doesn’t explain gaps in test scores: “[I]f we consider only our most affluent kids, the top quartile of American 15 year olds by socio-economic status, we see something startling: our most privileged kids still score below their privileged peers in 26 other nations on a test of critical thinking in math.”

TPM subscribers should join us for a Q&A with Amanda Ripley on Friday at noon.

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