The 42nd EI Executive Board (ExBo) meeting, held from 3-5 December in Brussels, Belgium, has adopted a series of decisions pertaining to the next EI World Congress, as well as the EI Programme and Budget. It has also confirmed the need to keep exerting high pressure on key decision-makers at global, national, regional and local levels to achieve quality public education for all. Furthermore, it debated the results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE), EI’s European region, has reacted to an article written by George Soros, the Chairman of Soros Fund Management and of the Open Society Foundations. This article demands better education and employment perspectives for Roma people living in the EU area
Education International (EI) welcomes many of the policy insights today's release of the results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides, especially the emphasis on teacher qualifications and quality being the essence of excellent systems. However, EI also highlights the problematics of using league tables and the inevitable limitations of sampling.
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