"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." –Nelson Mandela
Today, we join the world in mourning the death and celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mandela was one of the world's greatest leaders, teachers and champions for justice – dedicating his life to educating and advocating for freedom. Not only did he accept the insurmountable challenges he often encountered, but he also embraced them with patience and strength.
Today the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a worldwide study of 15-year-old students' performance on mathematics, science and reading. American students' performance remained largely unchanged from the previous PISA that was administered in 2009, with the U.S. scoring below the OECD average in math and close to the OECD average in science and reading.