The main problem plaguing Alberta students' math performance isn't the current math curriculum or teacher accountability, but inequality and ballooning class sizes.
There are many reasons to be skeptical about PISA rankings, and their use to compare student achievement or to identify best practices or solutions for educational problems.
Research shows that the provinces vary widely in their ability to produce academic results for money they spend, and PEI shows the most efficient results.
The stakes could be highest for students around the world as education systems decide how to respond to the changing shape of global standardized testing.
The Shanghai maths method is considered to be one the best in the world for teaching students mathematics, but it doesn't necessarily translate well into English schools.
News of Canada's successful immigrant students glosses over important stories of racism, for example the 'streaming' of Black males. But without more data beyond Toronto, the story is hard to share.
Australian students, on average, reported a poorer sense of belonging at school than the OECD average. But issues with sense of belonging aren't distributed evenly across the population.
Indonesia has allocated a huge percentage of education funding to improve the quality of teachers through various reforms. Yet their performance has not improved. What was missing?
Canada's educational performance internationally has remained stagnant over the past decade. Students' science and math proficiency is especially worrying.
How can we improve the PISA standardised tests?
The direct line between world education policy and Donald Trump looks like this.