Education's 'Groundhog Day'

January 1, 2005
Institution: George Mason University

Source: Education Week

Views on the relationship between student achievement and the well-being of the economy vary widely. EPRU Fellow Gerald Bracey presents the case that there hasn't been any relationship between economic cycles and education reform, and there is no reason to think there will be.

Rick Hanushek presents the traditional view that our economy is doomed if we don't improve our standing in international comparisons like PISA and TIMSS.
Tony Carnevale says that there have been many reasons why our mediocre performance hasn't mattered yet, but it will.