As teacher strikes sweep the nation, Marc Tucker compares the trajectory of teaching to that of the nursing profession, one of high standards of entry and rigorous preparation.


Marc Tucker argues stagnant scores and widening gaps on the recently released 2017 NAEP results demonstrate the failure of the dominant model of American education reform.


Having spent five weeks recovering from a bad spinal injury, Marc Tucker reflects on what it would be like if youth in our most challenged schools received the same level of care and coordination that a trauma patient receives in a leading hospital.


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.


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