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July 01, 2015

Why Some Economies Grow and Others Don't

This week Marc Tucker reviews a new book by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann showing that quality of education has a major impact on a nation's economy

February 12, 2015

Inequality and Education

Public schools were once the engines of social and economic mobility in the U.S., but that is no longer the case. In fact, the very design of our education system is in many ways contributing to the nation's growing income inequality.

September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

July 31, 2014

California Rising: An Interview With Mike Kirst

Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.

June 06, 2014

American Schools - Back to 'Separate But Equal'?

Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.

January 24, 2014

Tom Loveless on Hukou in China

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.

September 06, 2013

David Driscoll: Implementing the Common Core and the Consortia's Tests

Marc Tucker interviews David Driscoll,former commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the nation's current struggles with standards, exams and accountability.

May 23, 2013

Governing American Education: The Challenge

Marc Tucker argues that the country is very unlikely to match the performance of the top-performing countries without major changes to its system of education governance.

April 18, 2013

MOOCs: More Social Mobility or Less?

Marc Tucker takes a look at the rise of MOOCs from the perspective of social mobility.

April 12, 2013

The Myth of Education as the 'Great Equalizer'

Marc Tucker explains why our education system fails to offset social inequities.

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