The New York Times published an article on the Shanghai PISA test results. Here’s an excerpt:

The Shanghai students performed well, experts say, for the same reason students from other parts of Asia — including South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong — do: Their education systems are steeped in discipline, rote learning and obsessive test preparation.

Yup, just want we want to do here, right?

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