International Comparisons

It is a fact: countries whose students consistently perform well in schools will find economic success. And nations with students demonstrating low academic achievement will face a stagnant economy.

School systems around the world look to the American education system for its innovation and creativity. But as American achievement starts to slip, so too, do we need to learn from other best practices throughout the world. Our economic success may well depend on it.

What do the best-performing nations do? Education ministers from around the world are gathering to share ideas on how to train globally competent students, invest wisely in teachers, and do not sacrifice equity for excellence.

Learn more about these and other common attributes of high-achieving nations.