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April 30, 2015

How Should We Gauge Student Success? The Accountability Dilemma

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

Are We Just Fooling Ourselves? Is American Education a Colossal Failure?

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

Shanghai: Teacher Quality Strategies

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

Why Has US Education Performance Flatlined?

Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.

August 02, 2012

Higher Education All Over Again

Marc Tucker reacts to a recently released report, from the Senate HELP Committee, on the troubling realities of for-profit schools.

January 26, 2012

The Death of Vocational Education and the Demise of the American Middle Class

Marc Tucker writes about the death of vocational education and the demise of the American Middle Class.

December 14, 2011

American Exceptionalism

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.


The opinions expressed in Top Performers are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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