National standards internationally

How do national standards work in other nations? Fordham’s new report looks at standards and testing in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore and South Korea.

Flypaper’s Amber Winkler offers some teasers:

Testing is a hot topic in South Korea.

The Netherlands funds private schools, including religious schools, if they follow  national requirements and standards and give national tests.

Singapore is trying to balance national and local control.

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