Friday, December 07, 2007

Poor by world standards

Photo- an excellent Finnish School.

In an OECD study of the reading, maths and science attainments of 15-year-olds (The race is not always to the richest) :

Finland came top for all-round excellence, followed by South Korea and Hong Kong.

The USA's performance was poor by world standards.

Factors that led to good results:

1. Letting schools run themselves.

Letting school principals decide whom to hire.

2. High-quality teachers drawn from the top ranks of graduates.
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