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Cross-posted from Education Week Jobs for the Future Vice President and Senior Advisor Nancy Hoffman's recent book, Schooling in the Workplace, describes six national vocational education systems.  But it does not include Finland, though the quality of Finland's compulsory schools is now legendary.  Hoffman was curious—did...

Cross-posted from Education Week I feel, some days, as though I am trying to swim upstream when all about me are going in the other direction.  I am hailing those going by me, saying, "Hey! Stop!"  But they don't.  They look at me and scratch their...

Cross-posted from Education Week I recently spoke with Ben Jensen, School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute in Australia, about Shanghai's professional development system for teachers. Ben is a highly regarded analyst and commenter on school education. He previously worked at the OECD Education Directorate...

Cross-posted on Education Week Last week, the Center for American Progress released a paper they had commissioned from me called Governing American Education: Why This Dry Subject May Hold the Key to Advances in American Education. In it, I argue that this country is very unlikely...

Cross-posted on Education Week For more than forty years, David Kirp has been one of our most incisive, original and refreshingly literate scholars writing about American education. Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools, Kirp's newest book,...