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The improbable path of education researcher Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author and speaker. Yong’s research and work has focused on how globalization and technology affect education. He has been a prominent critic of school reform efforts in the United States that rely on high-stakes tests. “Improbable Probabilities” offers valuable insights into what leads to success in school and life. Yong Yong is a professor of education at the University of Kansas, and former director of the U.S.-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence.

Can we stop holding up China’s schools as a model for the United States? It’s ridiculous, he says.