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Sami, Fary – MathAMATYC Educator, 2012
During the last 20 years, there has been an increasing awareness that the U.S. is falling behind in its mathematics education of primary and secondary school students. For those who teach mathematics at the community college level, the deficiencies in mathematics education are painfully evident by the number of students requiring remedial math…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Community Colleges
Darling-Hammond, Linda – American Educator, 2011
Now more than ever, high-quality education for all is a public good that is essential for the good of the public. As the fate of individuals and nations is increasingly interdependent, the quest for access to an equitable, empowering education for all people has become a critical issue for the American nation as a whole. No society can thrive in a…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, College Graduates, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Schleicher, Andreas; Stewart, Vivien – Educational Leadership, 2008
Educators and governments are paying increasing attention to international comparisons as they seek to develop effective policies to improve the performance of their education systems. Data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are useful in revealing best practices across the world. Current data show that the United…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Academic Standards