Do American students place too high a value on individual success in sports – and not enough on education?

The answer is yes, if you ask foreign-exchange students. A recent report by the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution found that almost two-thirds of those students believed that their American peers placed a much higher value on athletic success than teens in their home countries.

Only 5 percent of those international students say Americans place a much higher value on success in mathematics than teens in their home countries.

Do high school students in Idaho place too much emphasis on success in sports rather than success in school?


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