PISA results were released this week. The media has enjoyed it a lot.
I have some strong reservations about the validity of the testing, the meaningfulness of national comparisons and the subsequent media league tables, teacher-blaming and contrived anguish in the Murdoch press that inevitably follows: ‘Our kids dumber than ten years ago.’. Yes, I think this really helpful to all concerned.
I could put up a list of links pointing to articles that talk about this stuff, but look it up.