Immigrants give France a poor education score card
France's immigrants have dragged the country down in the latest education ranking. It has sunk a total of five places since a previous report six years ago.
Published: December 7, 2016, 9:01 am
With the education system becoming overburdened by immigrants, the country has dropped two places to finish 27th out of 72 in the new Pisa education rankings, which were released on Tuesday.
France’s pupils could only average 495 points, whilst the average among OECD countries measured 493.
The skill level of high school students in France are similar to the US, Austria, Sweden, and Spain.
But the education system has also received other poor score cards. Timss research group found French 10-year-old pupils to be at the bottom of the class in Europe when it comes to maths, and second last to Cyprus in science.
A separate study last month found the French to be the worst English speakers in the EU.
But the most noticable Pisa results were those based on the social origins of teenage pupils. In comparing groups with and without “disadvantaged backgrounds”, those coming from immigrant homes, euphimistically called “disadvantaged backgrounds” scored much lower.
“The difference between these two groups is particularly noticeable in France, where the relationship between performance and socio-economic background of the students is one of the strongest among the countries that participated,” the study noted.
“In other words, the more they come from disadvantaged areas, the less likely they will succeed in the Pisa evaluation.”
France saw an incredible 20 percent variation in science performance due to these differences, compared to a 12.9 percent average across the OECD. Only two other countries in Europe had a higher variation.
L’Express newspaper reported that immigrant children scored on average 87 points lower in sciences than their peers, compared to a 53-point difference in other OECD countries.
Not even immigrant students from a second generation could improve their poor performance. They scored 50 points lower than their peers, compared to a 31 point gap in the OECD.
Overall, France had 18.4 percent of students ranked as “top performers” in at least one subject, and 14.8 percent of students deemed “low achievers” in maths, reading, and science.
Singapore came ou on top of the table for its teaching of science, reading and mathematics. Its students scored an average of 556 points, far above the 493 average for the OECD.
The five top-performing countries in the PISA tests were Singapore, Japan, Estonia, Taiwan and Finland, all relatively homogenous countries.
All rights reserved. You have permission to quote freely from the articles provided that the source (www.freewestmedia.com) is given. Photos may not be used without our consent.
Keep your language polite. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in, for example, Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.
If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violations of any law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.
If your comments are subject to preview by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.
We reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.
BerlinA furious battle is raging within the SPD over an agreement to govern with German chancellor Angela Merkel, before a vote on their deal at a special conference next Sunday. The AfD may be the winner because it is not part of the battle.
WurzenIn the small town of Wurzen, on Friday evening, young Germans and foreigners massively clashed, leaving two Germans seriously wounded.
MoscowA reality TV star-turned-politician is challenging President Vladimir Putin. Ksenia Sobchak told CBS News she will be a protest candidate in the coming elections, running for the nation’s highest office this coming March.
WashingtonAnti-Russian hysteria to influence global public opinion by Western means, is gathering pace.
ToulouseTeachers in Toulouse, France, have gone on strike because they reportedly suffer daily abuse by students, some of whom have allegedly been abroad to fight for ISIS.
BrusselsAfter Jerusalem and Cuba, Iran is the third foreign policy issue on which the European Union is between a hard place and a rock. And the EU may be once again going against the wishes of the United States.
The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, said during his visit to the southern state of Germany: "2018 will be the year in which the will of the people is restored"'. Berlin is furious over the visit.
RomeThe party of Matteo Salvini is in pre-election talks with Silvio Berlusconi about forming a coalition, in what may become a nightmare for the European Union leadership.
The Union of Insurance Companies in the Netherlands is worried about the growing number of car fires in the country. Last year it was more than 10 per day.
KievUkraine will be going after German retailers Adidas and Volkswagen because they are operating in Crimea, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin warned on Wednesday.