How is it possible that America has the largest educational research establishment in the world yet mediocre student achievement compared to the top performing countries?
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August 07, 2014
June 06, 2014
Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.
May 12, 2014
A look at a recent report from the Fordham Institute which advocates weakening state education agencies. Marc Tucker explains that to the contrary, a better education system in the United States will come through stronger, better equipped state education agencies, not weaker ones.
April 28, 2014
How to balance the federal government's interest in making sure that federal education funds are well spent with the states' interest in retaining their constitutional right to enact their own education policies.
April 22, 2014
A call for changing the culture of schools so that teachers are accountable to their professional colleagues and have more time during school hours to collaborate.
March 14, 2014
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
Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.
December 13, 2013
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
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
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.