Blog: The Educated Reporter

PISA, leaning even lower.

Amanda Ripley, who has embarked on interesting work on international education as a New America Foundation fellow, has a new piece out in the Atlantic. She discusses research by Eric Hanushek, Paul Peterson and Ludger Woessmann that slices PISA results compellingly, and disturbingly, thinly: state-by-state, the smartest white kids in America still don’t fare well compared to peers in other countries.

The methodology is not clear to me—they laid PISA results over NAEP in order to drill down?—but the message is.