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Education and the Economy: Our School Performance Matters

Eric A. Hanushek
Published Date: 
February 2, 2005
Education Week

The PISA results came out recently, and they were greeted in the normal manner: The vast majority of U.S. citizens, both educators and populace, presumed that the discussion was about a bell tower in Italy and went on to something else. Germany was at the other extreme. Virtually every local newspaper covered the results on its front page.