We no longer live in a world that is neatly divided between rich and well-educated countries, and poor and badly-educated ones.

Andreas Schleicher

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Source: "Use Data to Build Better Schools." TEDGlobal 2012. Jul. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from education surveyor Andreas Schleicher means that in the past, only citizens of wealthy countries received good educations, while people in poorer countries did not; and this is no longer true. For example, Luxembourg spends one of the highest amounts of money on education compared to other nations, yet their high-schoolers' reading performance is worse than those of many countries that spend less. The quote is from Schleicher's 2012 TED Talk on how we can use data on student performance to help schools improve. Watch the full TED Talk here: Andreas Schleicher - Use Data to Build Better Schools