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June 01, 2017

A Response to Checker Finn on Empowered Educators

Marc Tucker responds to Checker Finn's recent critique of the new international teacher quality study from NCEE and Linda Darling-Hammond, Empowered Educators.

July 14, 2016

Education, Eastern Culture, and Western Values

Is there a cultural component to the success of Asian countries on international assessments like PISA? Marc Tucker contends that it is more complicated than you might think.

April 07, 2016

A Presidential Agenda for the Americans Left Behind

Marc Tucker on how and why the next President of the United States should make education and workforce training his or her top priority.

September 24, 2015

The Iceberg Effect: Reports That Set Us Ever Further Behind

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.

January 10, 2014

PISA Denial: Another Flavor

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

Response to the Brookings Institution Attack on PISA

Marc Tucker and Andreas Schleicher respond to charges from Tom Loveless that the PISA results for Shanghai are suspect.

October 31, 2013

Tales of the Common Core

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

August 20, 2013

School Reform in Philadelphia: A Study in Agony

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

June 06, 2012

A Few Questions for Obama and Romney on Education Policy

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.

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