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The Smartest Kids in the World—and How They Got That Way
- The typical explanations for unevenly distributed success—like culture, race, and economics— are unconvincing.
- One of the best way to understand other educational systems is to interview exchange students.
- PISA is not a perfect test, but it is an innovative way of evaluating students’ critical thinking skills.
- South Korea’s pressure cooker model yields results, but at the cost of sleep-deprivation, stress, and no social life.
- After years of overly bureaucratic education, Finland’s new model is almost utopian.
- The metamorphosis model of education has brought Poland out of the pit in just 20 years.
- To identify a world-class education, observe the students in a classroom—not the teachers or open house brochures.