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International Comparisons

The Elephant in the School Failure Debate

Joan McRobbie | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Joan McRobbie

By all means we need high expectations in our schools. But with the spotlight on income gaps, it's time to draw in the missing parts of the picture. Poverty is real. We need action at the statehouse, not just the schoolhouse, to enable educators to succeed in spite of it.

On Education, Obama Blows It

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

I have not the expertise to address the merits of President Obama's speech to Congress on the issues of the economy. I do claim some expertise on education. He blew it.

International Comparisons: More Fizzle than Fizz

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gerald Bracey

Principle 23 of the "principles of data interpretation" that organize "Reading Educational Research: How to Avoid Getting Statistically Snookered," re...

The U. S. Produces the Lion's Share of Top Scoring Students

Gerald Bracey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerald Bracey

The US has more than double the number of students scoring at the highest level in the science assessment of the Programme of International Student Assessment than any other OECD nation.