Immigration helps explain Sweden’s school trouble

“…Why, then, are Swedish schools struggling? There are many hypotheses floating around, some more plausible than others. Yet there has been no hard evidence for any of them. Until now.

Two weeks ago, I published a paper at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics and an op-ed in the largest Swedish daily about the impact of immigration on Sweden’s Pisa scores. Quite a row followed. Why? Well, it turns out that the change in pupil demographics due to immigration explains almost a third of the average decline between 2000 and 2012: 19 per cent in mathematical literacy, 28 per cent in reading literacy, and 41 per cent in scientific literacy. The effect is especially pronounced in recent years, coinciding with accelerating refugee immigration. Indeed, between 2009 and 2012, 43 per cent of the average Pisa score decline is explained by altered demographics: a full 29 per cent in mathematical literacy, 45 per cent in reading literacy, and 62 per cent in scientific literacy.”

  • Government leftists will never admit they were wrong.

    You get rid of the leftist ruling elites or Sweden will soon look like Lebanon. Stockholm will look like Beirut.

    Lots of luck.

    • They are well on their way, never have I seen a people so eager to commit suicide.

      • Petrilla

        Were the Swedes, Swedes..or multiculti Swedes who shot Swedes to death in IKEA? Why did this not make any news, anywhere? Tomorrow will tell.

    • Alain

      True but it is also true of all leftists, not just those in government.

    • This is why it is best to leave Sweden to its own ruin.

  • Ed

    Alahu akbar! Retards rule!

  • Brett_McS

    Plus, the slow and/or violent kiddies take up so much more teacher time, reducing the effort put into teaching native Swedish children. I don’t know if the study included that effect. If not, the true effect would be even more pronounced than shown in this report.

    Update: They mention this effect but don’t quantify it.

  • Petrilla

    Any more info about 2 Swedes shot dead at IKEA in Sweden today?

    • A domestic.

      • ed

        Somalis and some white meat ex girlfriend [ facts not opinions ]

  • Shebel

    I used to enjoy the old movies where the big blonde ‘Swede’ came in and whupped all the bad guys.
    Now– what the hell is a ‘Swede’—- some crazed , swarzy, demented nut case that goes crazy if not allowed to participate in child rape?

  • Blacksmith

    Knowledge of anything except the koran and proper goat raping techniques is unislamic.