In response to Checker Finn's open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Marc Tucker outlines in his own letter how the philanthropists can achieve the results they seek in their work to improve U.S. schools.


A new report from a bipartisan group of state legislators shows how U.S. states can learn from the world's top performers and build an education system to compete with the very best.


How Roger Ailes and Fox News created the conditions for Donald Trump's rise and how the U.S. education system must respond.


A group from the National Center on Education and the Economy recently returned from a benchmarking trip to Shanghai and came away with fresh insights into the world-leading system.


Marc Tucker discusses the Center on International Education Benchmarking's new report, "Not So Elementary: Primary School Teacher Quality in Top-Performing Systems".


Is there a cultural component to the success of Asian countries on international assessments like PISA? Marc Tucker contends that it is more complicated than you might think.


Marc Tucker gives an inside look at how Shanghai developed an education reform agenda that was inclusive, thoughtful and effective.


If you could design an education system for an entire state or nation, what would it look like? Marc Tucker details some important considerations for building an education system to prepare students for a changing global economy.


Marc Tucker details a recent visit to a school in a high-poverty Hong Kong neighborhood and asks: Could such a success story happen in the United States?


Hong Kong's high-performing education system faces new challenges, but if its history of successful reforms is continued, Marc Tucker argues it is more than capable of making the needed changes.


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