The Economist: Higher teacher pay and smaller classes are not the best education policies

EDUCATION is flush with data comparisons, from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) run by the OECD, a mainly rich-world think-tank, which ranks 15-year-olds in core subjects every three years, to TIMSS and PIRLS, tests of younger pupils’ mathematics, science and reading levels administered by national research institutions. But such pecking orders cannot tell […]