A group from the National Center on Education and the Economy recently returned from a benchmarking trip to Shanghai and came away with fresh insights into the world-leading system.


Marc Tucker discusses the Center on International Education Benchmarking's new report, "Not So Elementary: Primary School Teacher Quality in Top-Performing Systems".


Is there a cultural component to the success of Asian countries on international assessments like PISA? Marc Tucker contends that it is more complicated than you might think.


Marc Tucker gives an inside look at how Shanghai developed an education reform agenda that was inclusive, thoughtful and effective.


If you could design an education system for an entire state or nation, what would it look like? Marc Tucker details some important considerations for building an education system to prepare students for a changing global economy.


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?


Hong Kong's high-performing education system faces new challenges, but if its history of successful reforms is continued, Marc Tucker argues it is more than capable of making the needed changes.


Following up on his previous piece on the potential pitfalls of a universal basic income, Marc Tucker explains the types of income and education supports that can help workers coping with the impacts of advancing automation and economic globalization.


Interest in creating a so-called universal basic income is gaining popularity from Switzerland to Silicon Valley. Marc Tucker explores the serious questions this raises about the type of society and economy we want.


Marc Tucker explains why apprenticeship rates in the U.S. have lagged those of other developed economies and what the world's best apprenticeship systems can teach us about how to build a system that works for our students.


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