What all the high performing systems in the world do is currently what is not evident, evident, sadly, across the systems in America I mean, mean, as a whole. whole. One is this: They individualize teaching and learning. They recognize that it's students who are learning and the system has to engage engage them, their curiosity, their individuality, and their creativity. That's how you get them to learn.
The second is that they attribute attribute a very high status to the teaching profession. They recognize that you can't improve education if you don't pick great people to teach and if you don't keep giving them constant support and professional development. Investing in professional development is not a cost. It's an investment, and every other country that's succeeding well knows that, whether it's Australia, Canada, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong or Shanghai. They know that to be the case.
And the third is, they devolve devolve responsibility to the school level for getting the job done. You see, there's a big difference here between going into going into a mode of command and control in education That's what happens in some systems. You know, central central governments decide or state governments decide they know best and they're going to tell you what to do. The trouble is that education doesn't go on in the committee rooms of our legislative buildings. It happens in classrooms and schools, and the people who do it are the teachers and the students, and if you remove their discretion, discretion, it stops working. You have to put it back to the people.