Lessons from abroad to help education reform succeed

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

No Child Left Behind, "school choice," "recovery school districts," and Common Core are what the United States has done to solve the education "crisis." Mind you, the "crisis" is that the United States is not number one in education.

According to both a Huffington Post article and a global report by Pearson, the United States was ranked 17th worldwide in 2012. In other words, within the 40 developed countries measured, we were about middle of the pack. If this were a bell curve, with each country representing a spot on that curve, the United States would be average. Oh, the blow to the ego! How did the United States seek to recover?

I will tell you how.

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