Top Performers will be taking a brief break. Check back here in the coming weeks for new pieces from Marc Tucker.

Marc Tucker responds to critics of the comparative method of research and details the value that it brings to public policy analysis.

Neither Trump's trade policies nor Sanders' promise of free college are strategies that will build the workforce we need to compete in the global economy, writes Marc Tucker.

While many students in the U.S. are entering school already years behind, Marc Tucker describes how education systems in other countries are providing the support students need to meet high standards from the start.

Marc Tucker reviews David Driscoll's new book, 'Commitment and Common Sense', and describes how the Massachusetts reforms are comparable to those in top performing education systems around the world.

Marc Tucker discusses a new book from MIT's Max Tegmark and its analysis of how we understand life and learning and its implications for a future dominated by artificial intelligence

Marc Tucker's most-read blog posts in 2017.

Marc Tucker challenges the idea that the primary drivers of higher student achievement in other countries are their unique cultural contexts.

Education in the U.S. doesn't need more disruption by the "free market", argues Marc Tucker. It needs to learn from the world's top performers about how to effectively leverage education research for improvement in the classroom.

PISA's collection of background data provides policymakers critical insights beyond just student performance. Marc Tucker makes the case that NAEP should collect similar information.

The opinions expressed in Top Performers are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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