In the Wall Street Journal, three education experts discuss why American students don't match up with students from other developed countries in math and science. Joel Klein, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, says that K-12 education needs teachers who did well in math and science. "Those countries that are doing best are recruiting their K-12 teachers from the top third of their college graduates.

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