Attempts to explain away the growing gap between U.S. schools and top-performing countries are not part of the solution. They are part of the problem.
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September 24, 2015
January 10, 2014
Marc Tucker refutes critics of PISA who claim that we can ignore the poor performance of US students because the test doesn't measure the things that really matter.
December 26, 2013
Marc Tucker and Andreas Schleicher respond to charges from Tom Loveless that the PISA results for Shanghai are suspect.
October 31, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how America's decreasing academic expectations and grade inflation are posing serious challenges to implementing the Common Core.
August 20, 2013
Marc Tucker talks with David Oh, a city councilman from Philadelphia, about the city's struggle with education governance and reform.
June 06, 2012
Marc Tucker poses some questions on education policy for the presidential candidates.
April 25, 2012
Finland Embraced a Highly Productive Reform Strategy; The United States is Racing Toward a Dead End—Why?
Marc Tucker traces the broad outlines of the history of education in Finland and the United States to explain why one country has experienced educational success while the other lags behind.
March 26, 2012
Marc Tucker reviews "U.S. Education Reform and National Security", the latest report from the Council on Foreign Relations.
December 14, 2011
Marc Tucker responds to the argument of American exceptionalism.