With NAEP at a critical crossroads as the Nation's Report Card's governing board sets new proficiency standards, Marc Tucker argues the board must align those standards to real-world college and career readiness or U.S. students and schools will pay the price.
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September 27, 2018
August 18, 2016
In response to Checker Finn's open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Marc Tucker outlines in his own letter how the philanthropists can achieve the results they seek in their work to improve U.S. schools.
April 30, 2015
High achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, science and problem solving is essential. But our goals for educating young people should include much, much more than just raising test scores in these areas.
April 16, 2015
The United States once led the world in educational attainment, but that is no longer the case. So, how did we get here?
January 30, 2014
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
December 19, 2013
Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.
August 02, 2012
Marc Tucker reacts to a recently released report, from the Senate HELP Committee, on the troubling realities of for-profit schools.
January 26, 2012
Marc Tucker writes about the death of vocational education and the demise of the American Middle Class.
December 14, 2011
Marc Tucker responds to the argument of American exceptionalism.
November 29, 2011
NCEE President Marc Tucker kicks-off his new blog, "Top Performers", and explains why international education benchmarking is so important.