The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley dives into the education systems of countries around the world. Ripley focuses on the superpowers of Finland, South Korea and Poland. The book analyzes different aspects of the systems along with an inside look through transfer students who have traveled to these countries. Ripley's book reveals some of the rights and wrongs of education and how students, educators and politicians can all contribute to a better, smarter society.
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About Amanda Ripley
Amanda Ripley is the author of The Smartest Kids in the World--and How They Got That Way, a New York Times bestseller, and The Unthinkable. She writes feature stories for Time Magazine and the Atlantic and speaks on various topics, including global competitiveness, education and parenting.
(From Amanda's website http://www.amandaripley.com/)
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Who Am I?
My name is Maya, and I am a Junior at Lakota East High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is my second year in the Teacher's Academy program, and I'm loving every second of it. I've know ever since I was little that I wanted to become a teacher, and Teacher's Academy is helping me achieve that goal. I hope to become an AYA History teacher in the future. In my free time I enjoy practicing American Sign Language, hanging out with friends, and reading.
Maya Hiday, Butler Tech/Lakota East High School, Ohio, United States