What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers?
To find out, journalist Amanda Ripley spent one year following American teenagers living and attending high school in Finland, South Korea and Poland.
Their stories, along with groundbreaking new research into learning around the world, reveal a pattern of startling transformation. These countries got smarter fairly recently--and not by spending more money or creating more tests.
“If you care about education, you must read this book.”
— Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin