Bad Test Taker? Good News

September 13, 2016 | Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Lecture Series

Since 1963, U.S. students have been “very bad at tests and very good at life,” Fareed Zakaria says, noting that during the same period of time the United States has “dominated the world of science, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic growth.”  The U.S. tradition of students receiving “a broad general education that prepares you not for your first job, but for your sixth job” accounts for U.S. dominance, the CNN host and author of In Defense of a Liberal Education tells the Graduate Center.