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.


An interview with Jim Pellegrino, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on what the common standards and assessments will mean without a prescribed curriculum.


Marc Tucker reflects on why our increasing access to education has decreased while the amount of money we pour into schools and colleges has only increased.


Marc Tucker interviews Bob Linn, an expert on American testing, and Howard Everson, the Vice-President for Research at the College Board, on the country's current direction in standards and assessments.


Marc Tucker interviews David Driscoll,former commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the nation's current struggles with standards, exams and accountability.


Marc Tucker interviews Nancy Hoffman, Vice President and Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, about the less talked about side of Finland's education system - vocational education and training.


Marc Tucker talks with David Oh, a city councilman from Philadelphia, about the city's struggle with education governance and reform.


Marc Tucker exposes faults in the argument that policymakers should abandon the common core assessments on the grounds that they are too expensive.


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