Monday, October 20, 2014

This Smarts

Why some countries are besting the U.S. in school

You wondered if you were reading right when you read how Finland’s and other countries’ schools had blown by us in language and math. You maybe came up with your own explanations. Amanda Ripley studied it and now you can read her better informed explanations.

She followed three U.S. kids who went to school in South Korea, Poland, and Finland for a year. What they and she learned is eye-opening. It isn’t money. We spend the most. What don’t we do that they do? Ripley found out.

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