I’m not really into writing open letters, but this time I just couldn’t help myself.
Dear Andreas Schleicher,
We’re getting close to the PISA 2015 release, and I’m really looking forward to it. I know there are many people who have problems with – the power of – PISA, but I do think that this data-collection has its merits as one of the possible sources to discuss educational policy. You tend to end your presentations with the same quote: without data you’re just another person with an opinion.
It’s this quote that makes me write this letter. You wrote a post for Google, and while you’re entitled to have an opinion, I was surprised that you would write something that’s just that.
Can I share some examples?
Today, schools need to prepare students for more rapid economic and social change than ever before, for jobs that haven’t been created, to…
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