"Peter Adams’ book is deceptively simple. It’s based on an enormous amount of research and deals with difficult subjects. But the author very wisely goes into the essentials and explains the complexity of the topics in a very clear and direct way. As in many things in life, in education there is no ‘silver bullet’ to solve educational issues. We need hard work, leadership, a good curriculum, a focus on student learning, knowledge and skills and sound assessment. We need it all! And this book deals with it all."
– Professor Nuno Crato,
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the ISEG Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon and former Minister of Education and Science, Portugal (2011 – 2015)