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The Smartest Kids In The World, And Why

Hour 2:           Why are America’s public school students lagging behind those in other countries? Investigative journalist Amanda Ripley looked at classrooms from Finland to South Korea to find out how teachers’ pay, tutoring systems and testing influence students’ success around the world. We’ll hear about what she found for her new book, “The Smartest Kids in the World–and How They Got That Way” (Simon and Schuster, 2013.)

  • http://www.wix.com/kmerkelboruff/writeinkorg2011 Kay Merkel Boruff

    Ask your guest what the percentage of minorities is? What percentage English [or Korean, etc] as a second language? What percentage is Medicaid, as 25% in Texas? What is the percentage is single parents is?

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