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International Comparison Of Teacher Quality

Bad Teacher shows the worst of the classroom—and the cinema.
Bad Teacher shows the worst of the classroom—and the cinema.

Not only does our public-education system rank 26th out of 34 nations when it comes to graduation rates, but the U.S. also fails at treating teachers as professionals. We spend $100,000 per student annually, but our instructors work more for less than those in the leading countries that will be applauded at this Taiwan conference. In Finland, whose world-renowned system gives teachers full autonomy over classrooms, the profession is viewed as a highly estimable career.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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