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ADVISORY: Education Experts to Discuss What U.S. Schools Can Learn from Other Nations
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ADVISORY: Education Experts to Discuss What U.S. Schools Can Learn from Other Nations

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, May 14, education experts will join the Center for American Progress to discuss how high-performing nations organize, manage, and fund their schools. At the event the findings from three new reports will be discussed and released. Marc Tucker’s research will explain the education systems in high-performing nations and recommend an expanded role for state education agencies in the United States. Ben Jensen will describe how Shanghai fosters close partnerships between low- and high-performing schools. Finally, a new report by CAP’s Juliana Herman will highlight more equitable funding structures in some Canadian provinces. Panelists will also explore what lessons we can learn from around the world about how to govern our schools.

On virtually every measure, student performance in the United States lags behind many other nations around the world. U.S. fourth graders’ performance in math and science on average is below that of their peers in many countries such as Singapore and Japan. While fourth graders perform relatively well in reading, U.S. students still underperform through high school compared to their peers in other industrialized nations. Given these skill gaps, U.S. students are substantially disadvantaged in the competition for jobs in the global economy.


Featured panelists:
Chester E. Finn Jr., President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Ben Jensen, School Education Program Director, Grattan Institute in Australia
Lydia Logan, Managing Director, Chiefs for Change
Marc Tucker, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Center on Education and the Economy

Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, May 14, 2013
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET
A light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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For more information, contact Katie Peters at [email protected] or 202.741.6285.