>>I've heard recently that in the US girls continue to do better in math and
>>science, getting better grades and higher scores than they used to. So,
>>obviously with such success in educating girls, American schools deserve
>>praise rather than criticism?
>If this is true then I'm guessing it is more a product of the rising
>equality of females than some intrinsic vitality in public schools.
I'd guess the same. So, if Sweden and other countries outperform America
(academically) in math and science, why not attribute it to their rising
equality? (The /falling/ equality of Americans doesn't sound less