Marc Tucker explains that while China's policies regarding migrant students are problematic, these are slowly being changed. In the meantime, Shanghai's education system still has much to teach the rest of the world.
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January 24, 2014
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.
December 05, 2013
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.
November 21, 2013
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.
November 15, 2013
A Mississippi newspaper spotlights the National Center on Education and the Economy's high school reform program, Excellence for All.
October 25, 2013
Marc Tucker questions the results from a recent NCES study linking NAEP and TIMSS scores.
October 10, 2013
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.
October 03, 2013
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.
September 16, 2013
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.