Gerald W. Bracey, an independent researcher and writer, is an Associate of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation. He also maintains the Education Disinformation Detection and Reporting Agency web site. His recent books include Setting the Record Straight: Responses to Misconceptions about Public Education in the United States and Reading Educational Research: How to Avoid Getting Statistically Snookered.
The conventional wisdom is that American students perform woefully compared to their foreign peers. Not so: America's kids stack up far better than the critics allow. But there is much to learn from experience abroad about improving our schools.Gerald BraceyMarch-April 1998