The test of truth in life is not whether we can remember what we learned in school, but whether we are prepared for change.

Andreas Schleicher

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“Use Data to Build Better Schools.” TEDGlobal 2012. Jul. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Use Data to Build Better Schools." TEDGlobal 2012. Jul. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from education surveyor Andreas Schleicher's 2012 TED Talk about determining the effectiveness of school systems. The quote means that the best education is not that which excels in teaching students facts; a good educational system is one that provides students with the capacity to adapt to the changing world. Specifically, the change Schleicher is talking about is the changing economy and the jobs in this new economy. Watch the full TED Talk here: Andreas Schleicher - Use Data to Build Better Schools