Schools Making Tough Choices: An International Perspective

Rotberg, Iris C.
March 2007
Principal;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p32
This article discusses the trade offs and costs associated with the decisions that every country makes when developing policy in an effort to strengthen student achievement. The article focuses on the areas of parental contributions to public schools, student tracking, and testing practices. The author uses examples from the U.S., South Africa, England, and China and argues that policies reflect the traditions and values of the country that develops them.


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