Raising Education Standards: Washington to Shanghai

Raising Education Standards: Washington to Shanghai

We explore debates about education standards and reform from an international perspective.

Debates about education standards and reform often happen at the local, state, and national level without much talk of what's going on abroad. But recent test results show the United States trails behind some developed and developing nations in reading, writing, and math performance. Join us as we expand the education debate and learn more about education policy and reform in a globalizing world.


Tom Loveless

Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Andreas Schleicher

Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division, Directorate for Education, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Director, Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Lucia Buchanan Pierce

Partner, Shanghai Education Consulting Associates

Pasi Sahlberg

Director General, Center for International Mobility and Cooperation (CIMO) (Helsinki, Finland)

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