Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Reacts to Publication of International Benchmarking Report
Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, has issued the following statement in response to today’s publication of Providing World-Class Education: State Strategies for International Benchmarking by the National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, and Achieve, Inc. (Gov. Wise served on the publication’s International Benchmarking Advisory Group):
“As this important report points out, international benchmarking can provide us with a wealth of information about innovative programs that might meet the needs of our own students. We must widen our search for successful school strategies by taking a serious look at measures our global neighbors are undertaking to improve their student outcomes. The recommendations laid out in this report will enable states to make informed decisions so that students can compete internationally. We owe it to our students to make sure we’ve done our homework so that they can successfully complete theirs.”
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