Education Gap Between U.S. and Asia Widens

New study shows American students falling far behind Asian students in reading, science, and math.
3:00 | 12/11/12

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Are high union studies out of Boston College today -- Asian students outperform their American peers in reading science and math. The studies track -- -- achievements since 1995. Education the US has improved over the years just not as much that -- in places like Korea and Singapore says doctor on amulets director of the study. Huge gap in achievement -- -- -- Asian countries and the United States is -- Not -- -- smaller and some -- might be getting a little larger. One factor for the success. Teachers across all countries the study found students that had teachers with at least ten years of experience. Scored much higher results. Veteran teacher Rebecca Milwaukee this year's national teacher of the year recently traveled to China and Singapore the study -- education systems. What I did find absolutely without a doubt his sense of perseverance. In education now there is a lot of talking this country and improving education a want to give our children. The -- education that they need in the 21 century the resource is that should be brought to bear has trickled. To a drop but in places like China and Singapore says Milwaukee there is real investment. Both of money they have done what we would do if we had you know a good billion dollars and a wish list. And time in almost every nation that -- yes they spend more time in school than we do. So what's the recipe for success researchers say it's a combination of things well prepared teachers adequate resources and a culture that values educators. When those ingredients come together then the -- have a chance of closing the gap with China and other Asian countries. -- -- ABC news Washington.

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