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May 10, 2018

Two Theories of School Improvement—Which Works Better?

Marc Tucker reviews two theories of school improvement facing policymakers today and urges a systems approach.

May 02, 2018

A Nation at Risk Was Fake News

Marc Tucker explores how A Nation at Risk ushered in a damaging era of profound distrust in professional educators based on a false narrative of the decline of American education.

April 12, 2018

NAEP: Do the Data Show That 'Education Reform' Has Worked—Or That It Hasn't?

Marc Tucker argues stagnant scores and widening gaps on the recently released 2017 NAEP results demonstrate the failure of the dominant model of American education reform.

January 10, 2018

David Driscoll's Lessons From Massachusetts

Marc Tucker reviews David Driscoll's new book, 'Commitment and Common Sense', and describes how the Massachusetts reforms are comparable to those in top performing education systems around the world.

November 30, 2017

Wahhabi Schools: Saudi Arabia's Most Successful Export?

Marc Tucker weighs in on what the spread of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi schools could mean for the United States.

October 12, 2017

Has the United States Been 'Sleepwalking Through History' or Not?

Marc Tucker responds to critics of his argument that the U.S. has been sleepwalking in its approach to improving education compared to other countries.

October 04, 2017

Germany Rapidly Improved Their Schools and We Didn't—Why?

After disappointing PISA results in 2000, Marc Tucker looks at why Germany reacted with system-wide reform while the United States responded with complacency.

January 05, 2017

Theresa May and the Design of the American Education System

Marc Tucker discusses a recent piece by Checker Finn on British Prime Minister Theresa May's education agenda and analyzes the lessons it may provide for U.S. policy makers.

September 08, 2016

Time for the Democrats to Rethink Education Policy

In the second piece of a series, Marc Tucker argues that it's time for the Democrats to overhaul their approach to improving public schools.

September 01, 2016

Are the Republicans Abandoning Public Education?

Marc Tucker explores how the Republican Party's once-firm support for the nation's public schools has withered.

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