The Smartest Kids In The World, And Why

September 11, 2013

[1]Hour 2:           Why are America’s public school students lagging behind those in other countries? Investigative journalist Amanda Ripley [2] 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.)

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[2] Amanda Ripley: http://www.amandaripley.com/

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