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March 14, 2014

Accountability: What the Top Performers Do

Marc Tucker continues the discussion on accountability and describes how the top-performing education systems use assessments and the results to help students and schools improve.

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.

December 13, 2013

PISA On the Teacher as Professional

Marc Tucker explains how fundamental changes in the way schools are managed could both attract better teachers and enable them to do their best work.

October 17, 2013

The American System For Improving Our Schools

Marc Tucker argues that one of the United States' biggest challenges in education is that we don't actually have a well-designed, fully connected system in place. Our K-12 landscape is mostly the result of unrelated initiatives that often conflict with each other.

September 23, 2013

The Race Between Education and Technology—Revisited

Marc Tucker reflects on why our increasing access to education has decreased while the amount of money we pour into schools and colleges has only increased.

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.

August 20, 2013

School Reform in Philadelphia: A Study in Agony

Marc Tucker talks with David Oh, a city councilman from Philadelphia, about the city's struggle with education governance and reform.

July 11, 2013

Governing Education: Is It Possible?

Marc Tucker argues that we need effective governance systems in order to build a world-class education system.

May 31, 2013

Governing American Education: Some Modest Proposals

Marc Tucker provides some recommendations for improving the U.S. system of education governance.

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.

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