U.S. schools and classrooms rank near the bottom among the countries studied in aby the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD.
Only the Czech Republic and Austria ranked lower, with New Zealand tying the United States in the OECD’s point system, which used data spanning 2000 to 2011. Denmark, Indonesia, Korea, and the Netherlands were found to have the most innovative educational systems.
Stephan Vincent-Lancrin, the lead author of the study, said it suggests reformers often claim that innovative changes in the United States are not reaching the classroom.
A version of this article appeared in the August 06, 2014 edition of Education Week as Classroom Practice