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The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner

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Five Years Later

The Worst of Times, the Best of Times

It has been five years since I completed the manuscript for the first edition of this book. During this time, we have continued to see fundamental changes and disruptions in our economy, as well as a dramatic increase in the number of so-called education reforms. Frighteningly, these reforms have done nothing to close the gap between the skills that all students need—now more urgently than ever—and what is tested and taught in both public and independent schools. But the past five years have also seen the creation of new networks of schools and districts that are genuinely innovating in learning and teaching. They are working together to reimagine, not merely reform, schools for the twenty-first ...

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