What are the differences that would have an impact on student achievement?
- The country of Singapore is about the size of the city of Chicago.
- Singaporean teachers are among the most respected professionals in their country.
- Parental support for education is huge in Singapore.
- Singaporean teachers get more training and have more prep time than most U.S. teachers. They also work longer hours, averaging 10- to 12-hour days.
- Most Singaporean primary-school classes have 30–40 students.
- Daily math classes in Singapore are usually 60 minutes in length.