What Can America Learn From the World’s Most Successful Education Systems?

School redesign expert Linda Darling-Hammond explains why we'll be a prison nation if we don't implement major reform

With so many ideas for education innovation and reform here at home, why should the United States pay attention to what school systems around the globe are doing? Veteran journalist Dan Rather recently posed that question to Linda Darling-Hammond, an expert in school redesign and teacher quality who was President Obama’s education adviser for his first presidential campaign.

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