Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.


Marc Tucker explains how fundamental changes in the way schools are managed could both attract better teachers and enable them to do their best work.


Marc Tucker explains how the results of the latest PISA assessment ought to inform America's education policy reform agenda: we should be basing it on the strategies employed by the top performing education systems in the world.


Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.


A Mississippi newspaper spotlights the National Center on Education and the Economy's high school reform program, Excellence for All.


How important is a strong vocational education and training system to national economic success?


Marc Tucker explains how America's decreasing academic expectations and grade inflation are posing serious challenges to implementing the Common Core.


Marc Tucker questions the results from a recent NCES study linking NAEP and TIMSS scores.


Marc Tucker argues that one of the United States' biggest challenges in education is that we don't actually have a well-designed, fully connected system in place. Our K-12 landscape is mostly the result of unrelated initiatives that often conflict with each other.


Marc Tucker argues that the next version of ESEA should require tests that actually measure higher order thinking skills and, at the same time, require accountability testing no more than three times in a student's career.


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