TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019
The things you can't be told: The latest international test scores have been released.
They come from the 2018 PISA (Program for International Student Assessment), a major test battery which is administered every three years. In the PISA, 15-year-olds from 79 "education systems" (mostly meaning "countries") are tested in reading, math and science.
The results were reported this morning, after a manner, in both the Post and the Times. For unknown reasons, this suitably gloomy news report, complete with suitably gloomy headline, appears on the front page of the hard-copy Times, but it doesn't appear in the Times' "Today's Paper" listings at all.
At any rate, we're not sure we've ever seen such carefully bowdlerized reporting. Starting tomorrow, we'll spend a few days showing you what sorts of things you're allowed to be told, along with the basic facts to which you won't be exposed.
There are things these papers don't want you to know. According to major anthropologists, this is the way of our species. Our species' brains were wired for this, these top major experts have said.