By Anthony Jackson on April 5, 2012 5:11 AM
Nations strive for high academic performance and low variance from student to student and school to school.
Why? The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data has shown that nations who hit that sweet spot will in turn score major points economically in the years to come. In other words, excellence and equity in education is a major economic indicator.
Full Story: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/global_learning/2012/04/failing_the_public_will_for_equity_in_education.html?cmp=ENL-EU-VIEWS2