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Trump has claimed American schools are worse than those in ‘third-world countries’ — here’s why he’ll probably continue to do so

DES MOINES, IA - MAY 16: Businessman Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event sponsored by the Republican Party of Iowa gave several Republican presidential hopefuls an opportunity to strengthen their support among Iowa Republicans ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Throughout his campaign, President-elect Trump repeatedly disparaged what he saw as America’s failing school system.

“We are rated 28 in the world. The United States, think of it, 28 in the world,” he said in a video he uploaded to Facebook earlier this year. “Third-world countries are ahead of us.”

Though he never explicitly mentioned the source of that rating, it is likely that he was referring to the international test most widely used as a tool for measuring education systems worldwide, the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA.

And while “third world” is a vague descriptor that means different read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com