Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'The reform movement in US is led by a bunch of Ivy Leaguers, obsessed with data.'

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'The reform movement in US is led by a bunch of Ivy Leaguers, obsessed with data.':



'The reform movement in US is led by a bunch of Ivy Leaguers, obsessed with data.'

Jiang Xueqin
Quotable Jiang Xueqin

In December, China stunned the world when the most widely used international education assessment revealed that Shanghai’s schools now outperform those of any other country—not only in math and science but also in reading. Some education experts have attributed these results to recent reforms undertaken by the Chinese government. Jiang Xueqin has been active in Chinese education since 1998, when as a Yale undergraduate he taught for six months at one of the top high schools in China, Beida Fuzhong, or the Affiliated High School of Peking University.
The reform movement in the US is led by a bunch of Ivy League people who are obsessed with data. They have allies in the media like Thomas Friedman and are bankrolled by billionaires like Bill Gates. They want to bring “accountability” to the American school system. That Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: 'The reform movement in US is led by a bunch of Ivy Leaguers, obsessed with data.':

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