I was recently appointed to the California Educator Excellence Task Force, and we had our first meeting yesterday.

At the meeting, Linda Darling-Hammond, the Task Force’s co-chair, gave a presentation on three exemplary school systems from around the world — Finland, Singapore, and Ontario, Canada.

I’ve heard and read a lot about both Finland and Singapore, but hearing about Ontario was new to me.

Are there readers our there more familiar with what’s happening in Ontario? Do you teach? How would you describe what’s going on in Ontario’s schools?