As someone who believes deeply in: the role of public education; the critical value of quality teaching; families as first teachers and role-models; and, that every child has the right to a quality education--this week's Wall Street Journal article on South Korea has been top of mind all week.
"No country has all the answers. But in an information-driven global economy, a few truths are becoming universal: Children need to know how to think critically in math, reading and science; they must be driven; and they must learn how to adapt, since they will be doing it all their lives. These demands require that schools change, too—or the free market may do it for them."
What do you think? As the title suggests, should we be learning something from this academic superpower?