Today's Prompt: Why do you think American students lag behind students from many other countries, in math and science proficiency?
Oh gosh I am the last person to talk about this because I am that student that lagged behind. Let me remind those of you who may not know or who have forgotten: I took math 7 times in college. Yes, 7. I suck at math. I have always thought it was boring and pointless. I finally wound up passing "Contemporary Math" which teaches you how to balance checkbooks, loan interests, etc. So, yeah I can't answer this because I have no idea. Shitty teachers? Underpaid teachers? Lazy students? Uncaring parents? I don't know.