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M. Night Shyamalan Says U.S. Schools Only Teach 'White Kids' Well

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 (Reuters)

Film director M. Night Shyamalan might be best known for films such as "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable," but recently, he's been looking to shake up the literary (and education) world with his new book "I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap."

At a recent NYC speaking engagement attended by school officials and journalists that included Katie Couric and Alexandra Pelosi, Shyamalan asserted that “In America, we’re actually educating our kids very well … but just the white kids," Page Six reports. Schools with larger numbers of white students are not only better educated than other schools in America, but better educated that other schools in most places across the world, the director said

"If you pull out schools in which 85 percent of students qualify for a free meal, which are predominantly African-American and Hispanic, the data show that the rest of the kids are being taught better in America than anywhere else in the world. Countries like Finland teach their white kids well, and we teach our white kids better."

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