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Cartoonists often use exaggeration to make a point. What is Stayskal exaggerating to make his point?

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Cartoon posted with permission from the artist, Wayne Stayskal.


Stayskal is exaggerating the level of American students’ math skills.
(In 2009, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan cited a study by the National Center for Education Statistics that found U.S. students placed below average in math and science. See a related article at