Today's complex world requires citizens with a sophisticated understanding of an ever-increasing number of ideas, issues, and facts. Marc Tucker asks if we have the education system to meet those demands of our citizens.


Education policy will dictate the future fortunes of the United States. So why, Marc Tucker wonders, are none of the presidential candidates talking about the issue?


Part two of Marc Tucker's suggestions to state leaders as ESEA reauthorization swings responsibility for standards and accountability systems back to the states.


With ESEA reauthorization close at hand, Marc Tucker provides suggestions to state leaders as responsibility for standards and accountability systems moves their way.


Marc Tucker responds to a recent criticism of international education comparisons.


The Ford Foundation recently announced it would take an active role in building institutions by ensuring that its grant recipients are afforded the resources needed for their own financial stability, representing a major and incredibly important shift in philanthropy.


Speculation on the cause of the drop in this year's NAEP scores ignores the real problem: The most important long-term NAEP measures are pretty much the same as they were 40 years ago.


A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools shows over testing is rampant in U.S. schools. The Obama administration says it recognizes its role in the flood of tests, but will this acknowledgment of responsibility result in real change?


In a special guest blog post, Ron Wolk, founding editor of Education Week and Teacher Magazine, details his vision for the future of U.S. schools.


While most U.S. educators scorn Europe's "tracking" of students, the reality is that students in U.S. schools are part of a very aggressive sorting system that yields less social mobility, not more.


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