Suffolk schools in Hackney link-up
24 May 2013 Last updated at 17:07 BST
Complacency is to blame for poor performance in Suffolk schools, according to a report.
The study, by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, proposes the county's schools should link up with a London borough.
The report said: "Being satisfied with existing standards is part of what allowed Suffolk to fall so far behind."
Suffolk County Council said schools would make a formal partnership with schools in Hackney.