There has been much discussion about the Common Core and how our students trail those in other countries.

The fact that U.S. students don't measure up seems to be a main reason for initiating changes in education. However, nowhere have I seen what students in foreign countries must do to obtain a secondary education compared with what a student in the United States must do.

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Perhaps other countries are more selective and do not provide an education to all students. I would be interested in some insight into this topic.

Bill Miller, Middle Island

Editor's note: The writer is a former schoolteacher.