Australia's education minister is embarrassed by the 'appalling results' of the nation's students in the latest international maths and science tests, which have seen them drop behind countries such as Kazakhstan.
Also, this is worrying:
The council's Sue Thomson highlighted the huge role socio-economic
background - measured by the number of books at home - played in a
Makes me wonder just how they're trying to play this, because 'number of books' does NOT equal 'lots of money in the family'.
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