World Bank’s mother of all education rankings

International education researchers convened ahead of today’s industry conference to hear from the World Bank’s Francisco Marmolejo. A learned reader says Mr Marmolejo introduced the int ed experts, to the bank’s Human Capital Index, which launches this week.

The index includes three criteria, children surviving to working age, their years of schooling, and their health. Apparently the sum of the three will be the “productivity of future workers relative to a benchmark of completing education and full health.”  “It’s the mother of all education rankings and will certainly be a hit with treasury mandarins looking for a league table where Australia does really well. It isn’t just vice chancellors who fixate on rankings,” the LR remarks



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