Can we make schools responsible for the performances of their students?
The Flemish educational system is a high performer according to international research. The most recent PISA 2006 figures confirm that no other country has a higher score for math and that only a handful of countries are doing better in sciences (Finland and Hong Kong) and reading (Korea, Finland and Hong Kong). But there’s also a downside. Although the achievements in Flanders are very good on average, there are huge differences between pupils (knowledge inequality). There is also a strong correlation between the performance of Flemish students and their socioeconomic background (social inequality). How can we achieve good education for every child? Is the central question of this Leuvens Economisch Standpunt. The author thereby investigates whether it makes sense to make the schools partly responsible for the results of their students.
Related events & forum
What others think about this