Learnings for Education from International Study: small classes not the key to excellence

PISA is a study of reading proficiency of 15- year -olds around the world.  The man behind the multi-year extensive study gives his insights into what makes a high achieving national educational system.  His insights are sometimes so broad as to be unactionable, but many times his observations are profound and run against much of what we in our struggling system take as self-evident truths; for example, systems that spend the most money are not those with the best results, and small class sizes do not deliver optimal results.

This is a riveting talk and just a 20 minute investment.

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