The man in charge of the Pisa tests, Andreas Schleicher, says the evidence from around the world reveals some big myths about what makes for a successful education system.
1. Disadvantaged pupils are doomed to do badly in school
2. Immigrants lower results
3. It’s all about money
4. Smaller class sizes raise standards
5. Comprehensive systems for fairness, academic selection for higher results
6. The digital world needs new subjects and a wider curriculum
7. Success is about being born talented