Tuesday, December 31, 2013

5 Myths About Our Schools That Fall Apart When You Look Closer

PISA-results (Photo credit: cwasteson)
by , Upworthy: http://www.upworthy.com/5-myths-about-our-schools-that-fall-apart-when-you-look-closer-6?c=upw1

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When the OECD releases the PISA report every three years, many people use the ranking to claim public education in the U.S. is failing and push their corporate education reform agenda.

But looking at the data, lessons that can be learned from the highest performing countries point in a completely different direction. For more information: http://go.aft.org/pisa #ReclaimIt

So, basically, conversations about the U.S. education system often revolve around misconceptions. Here's some clarity.

Credits: ORIGINAL: By the American Federation of Teachers.
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