Students First (I won’t link to their website, you can find it yourself) has published a new video comparing the ranking of the US education system to a potential performance in the Olympics.


There are a huge number of issues with this analogy, but I’ll just bring up two.

  1. Countries which perform well at the Olympics outspend the other countries, have a larger population base, and more free political environments. So from this analogy, we can predict that the US will perform better in education if they spend more money, increase their population, and work on implementing a more democratic decision making system within their education system. Not what I think Students First is hoping for with their privatization agenda…
  2. The Olympics accept only the most elite athletes in their competitions. The US education system is intended to educate everyone.