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Education lessons from around the world

September 10, 2013

American students routinely score low compared to other industrialized countries on problem-solving tests in math, science and reading.  What are we doing wrong and are there lessons we can learn from schools around the globe?  To get to the bottom of these questions, journalist AMANDA RIPLEY followed three U.S. exchange students into classrooms in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, some of the top education systems in the world.  She writes about their observations in her book The Smartest Kids in the World – and How They Got That Way. Marty talks to Ripley and one of the exchange students about what education ideas we should borrow from abroad.

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