This article, Good news about Canada’s education system from Macleans, points out some positive aspects of the PISA education rating, while noting what critics have identified as possible shortfalls in the rankings. It’s a good conversation starter, but, like most studies, the results are open to interpretation.
Canada performs well on the rankings, but we are getting leapfrogged by other nations.
So is this good news or bad?
I’d say it’s a bit of both: We have an excellent system but we have become a little lackadaisical in implementing innovative strategies for improving student performance. We have a system that’s been admired by the world for so long maybe we’re getting a little soft. Other countries are simply “hungrier” than we are in this aspect.
We should be proud but also take this as an early warning.