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    Default Why is it that other countries are more advance in their studies than Americans and

    we have more technology?

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    we have the most technology because we have the most money to develop the technology

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    That is true...I had this Bosnian friend in high school and she said they did math for fun.

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    because we are lazy. we take everything for granted.

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    The U.S pays way more money to fund studies, technology, and warfare. While a lot of those other countries have very corrupt government, and rulers.

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    We have more technology because..Brilliant people people frm all over the world..with our brilliant people combine n work together..and team work has no limits of success....In other countries there are not much resources to complete the work..so..people come here to do their work!!!!!!

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    Because we are relying too much on technology, while they are spending time learning and strengthening their basics. Example... I was allowed to use a calculator in high school in the US, while most Asian schools don't allow them till college. They learn more Math and Pure sciences in High School while we spend more time in the Shop, Drivers Ed, Proms, etc. Also, the number of school days we have is lower than what they have in Western Europe, Japan, Singapore (not poor countries as alluded by some!)I knew people from other countries who were waived all math, physics and chemistry requirements for Engineering School based on regular classes they took in high school.. we are talking 30+ credits!Another thing you have to realize is that high schools in the US offer a more well rounded education for the person who will not be attending college. Since US colleges are expensive, not everyone attends or plans to attend. The education system here caters to people going and not going to college. You can take AP classes in college and be close to what the Europeans are learning (sans the languages!). I know for a fact that college tuition in most of Europe & Asia costs a fraction of that charged by universities in the US. In most cases their college education is not the same level as the US -- a point that can be proven by examining the large number of foreign students studying here despite the steep costs. As far as technology... we do have a lot, but Europe & Japan are not that far behind, and in many cases more advanced (example - cell phone & wireless technology, automobiles). But we have a higher amount of disposable income, and our tax system allows companies to spend more on technology than other countries. So we consume more hi-tech gear than other countries -- which makes it look that we are really more advanced than we really are.There is also one more part which is deceptive... most tech immigrants from these countries are the cream of the crop... not your standard labor-class person. So one H-1 job, they may screen hundreds before they ship the worker to the US. So it looks like every Indian & Chinese is a Physician or engineer. But remember, for the 1 million Indians and 3-4 million Chinese immigrants we have here, more than a billion more of their countrymen are still in their homeland, of which 80% are still poor and non-technical!

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    Because Americans are taught that being beautiful and rich are much more important than intelligence. The media supports people such as Paris Hilton and Anna Nichole Smith. The average American reading level is 5th grade. Harry Potter is a harder read than a local news paper. I have encountered people at my local community college that can not read. There are moments when it is painful to hear. "Because we keep on waiting for the world to change."

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    Because other countries place their highest importance on studying ... they are not given a choice of anything else. There is fierce competition to get into college in other countries.

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    Our technological superiority was built up over a long time. Our educational decline is of recent origin, dating back to changes started in the 60's and 70's. If the educational decline isn't reversed the technological will disappear. If we allow school choice, as is done in most of Europe, and make schools produce results in order to keep their students, we have more than enough talented teachers and principals to reverse the current trend.

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    Our Universities are the best in the world. Our relatively free markets give us our technology. The people in charge of our government monopoly in education clearly do not want our schools to be the best, or they would be. We spend more. There are two possible solutions. Either give the people in charge of education an incentive to teach better, or start competition in education.

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    That's called brain drain. They have better students and excellent researchers but can't offer them the same salaries or opportunities that the US when they come out of universities with their diplomas in hand. Recruitment officers from US companies are combing the world for those people to offer them all that so they go to the USA.As a matter of fact that annoys tremendously those countries who spend all that money for well trained people and see them hike off to a country who "poaches their brains because they don't want to put the money necessary to train their own".

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