Our blog post on the PISA scores generated a lot of feedback. Here are some of the comments we have received:
- We can add the lack of time for collaborative planning in schools and the lack of professional development opportunities that are job-embedded are factors that must be considered.
- Is it just my idea or is PISA becoming a ruler for our educational systems? Even telling the way we need to teach? PISA results make even Finnish feel nervous because they dropped some points 🙂
- I have not read anything by anyone else that remotely comes close to what Clive has said. I will share this with my teacher candidates.
- The gap between the rich and poor in my country is great. This affects education in all ways.
- When people use words like “failure”, “crisis’, and “floundering” they are being silly.
- Clive’s piece has motivated me to write an op-ed for our newspaper.
- The news about PISA scores have been a new in Peru too… beyond our low position in the ranking compared with the other countries, one salient topic is the huge inequality gaps.