Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.
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July 02, 2014
June 13, 2014
A look at Switzerland's vocational education system and what the United States could stand to learn from their success.
April 07, 2014
Marc Tucker lays out his vision for an effective state accountability program including strategies to address low-performing schools.
January 17, 2014
Marc Tucker explains why US students have such poor writing skills and what we can do to change that.
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 15, 2013
A Mississippi newspaper spotlights the National Center on Education and the Economy's high school reform program, Excellence for All.
October 31, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how America's decreasing academic expectations and grade inflation are posing serious challenges to implementing the Common Core.
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.
August 09, 2013
Marc Tucker exposes faults in the argument that policymakers should abandon the common core assessments on the grounds that they are too expensive.