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The Smartest Kids in the World

And How They Got That Way

By Amanda Ripley
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The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

The Smartest Kids in the World takes a look at why South Korea, Finland and Poland seem to have the brightest school children and best education systems in the world. At the same time, problems and potential solutions in the US education system are examined.

  • Anyone interested in how to provide the best possible education for their children
  • Teachers, parents, coaches and anyone in the position to influence education policy
  • Anyone interested in how the education systems of different countries stack up against each other

Amanda Ripley is an author and journalist who writes for Time Magazine and The Atlantic. Her previous book is the highly acclaimed The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes.


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