benchmarking Tag

Cross-posted from Education Week In this blog, I will indulge in some simple arithmetic.  Let's start with the total expenditures for our schools, which were $506,827,246,000 in the most recent year for which we have data.  Next, let's note what that comes to if divided...

Last month in his Education Week blog, Bob Slavin poured a lot of cold water over the rising interest in learning from other countries that are routinely outperforming the United States. He argues that, while we can identify interesting practices, we can never be...

Many American educators and policy makers aren't interested in hearing about countries whose students outperform ours because they are sure they don't really outperform our students and, besides, America is different, in a class by itself, and the lessons from other countries simply don't apply....