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This November 23, 2011 Huffington Post blog written by CEP’s president Jack Jennings highlights a recent study of the education systems in Shanghai (China), Finland, Japan, Singapore, and Ontario (Canada), and discusses what lessons can be learned from these countries to help improve public education in the United States.View Blog Post
On November 9, 2011, a commentary written by Jack Jennings, CEP’s president, appeared in the Debate Club of U.S. News and World Report. That magazine had asked him to comment on a recent report concluding that American teachers were over-paid. The commentary rebuts that conclusion.
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As the U.S. struggles with improving inner city schools and especially high schools, a successful program being implemented in London, England is worth a look. The London Challenge seems to have attracted and retained experienced teachers for the inner city and also to have raised test scores for students attending the most challenging schools. The following paper describes the components of the Challenge as well as evidence of success.View Report
This is a report summary excerpted from "School Vouchers: What We Know and Don't Know…and How We Could Learn More" on International Studies: The potential for research on the use of vouchers in other countries is explored as part of the larger report, SCHOOL VOUCHERS: What We Know…And Don't Know And How We Could Learn More.View Summary
A review of data showing the effects of using public funds to support private elementary and secondary schools in other industrialized countries.View Report