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Lessons From Down Under

 

Sometimes I like to take a break from the ongoing food fight over test scores and AYP and ponder what education might look like without American-style reforms.

The perfect opportunity presented itself the other day when two high-level education officials from Victoria, Australia, came to talk to doctoral students at Harvard Graduate School of Education about their own experiences with reform. All in all, their system, which began in 2003, could not be more different from our own.

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