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The 14 y.o. Who Inspired Me to Leave the Country

The boy who inspired me to leave the country was named Wilfried Hounyo. I met him while reporting in DC public schools for Time a few years ago. Wilfried's parents had recently moved him and his four brothers and sisters to the U.S. from Benin, a tiny country in West Africa, so that the children could get a better education and have a brighter future.

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EducationAmanda Ripley
Sports Psychology

If you were an alien tasked with understanding the educational mediocrity of planet Earth’s wealthiest economy, this would have been the perfect week for a reconnaissance mission to America.

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EducationAmanda Ripley
Higher Calling

In a handful of statehouses and universities across the country, a few farsighted Americans are finally pursuing what the world’s smartest countries have found to be the most efficient education reform ever tried.

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EducationAmanda Ripley