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Catching Up or Leading the Way: How the U.S. Education System Stacks up on a Global Stage

(05) Catching Up or Leading the Way:  How the U.S. Education System Stacks up on a Global Stage Sharon Ferguson, Department of Education

Are education systems in China and other countries really as superior as some people claim?  What makes Finland so hot and how has its stellar performance drawn the attention of education and government officials around the world?  View the American education model from a global perspective and find out why China and other nations in Asia are actually reforming their systems to be more like their American counterparts.  In this seminar we will explore the American education system and how it compares to other countries.  What does it mean when it is said that regardless of nationality, as soon as a student completes the 8th grade, they have just two million minutes to prepare for college and ultimately a career.  We will watch this groundbreaking documentary.