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January 26, 2017

Choice, Vouchers and the Trump Education Agenda

Marc Tucker looks at what the world's top performers tell us about the school choice agenda likely to be pursued by President Trump and his Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.

January 19, 2017

College Readiness: Are Different Definitions Driving Inequality?

When "college readiness" is defined differently for different students, our education system may perpetuate the very inequalities it aims to address, writes Marc Tucker.

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.

December 06, 2016

The 2015 PISA Results: What Do They Mean?

Marc Tucker explores how the PISA 2015 results may impact how we think about everything from math instruction and teaching quality to our place in the global labor market and immigration policy.

November 03, 2016

Reading, Writing, and Concentrated Poverty

Marc Tucker explores the challenges facing educators in America's high-poverty, low-achievement schools.

October 27, 2016

Separate But Equal: It Wasn't Then, It Isn't Now

Marc Tucker looks at how, despite various efforts to thwart it, racial and economic segregation in education, and society, are on the rise.

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.

August 18, 2016

(Another) Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

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.

June 23, 2016

High Poverty, High Achievement in Hong Kong

Marc Tucker details a recent visit to a school in a high-poverty Hong Kong neighborhood and asks: Could such a success story happen in the United States?

April 28, 2016

The Wisdom of Old Books

Marc Tucker shares and discusses some of the books that have over the decades informed, shaped, challenged and broadened his thinking on education.

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