In this blog, Marc Tucker responds to two critics of his earlier blog on the question of whether annual testing helps or hurts poor and minority children.
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June 10, 2015
May 28, 2015
Why are civil rights groups fighting so hard for annual accountability testing when there is no evidence that it helps poor and minority students?
May 14, 2015
In the search for answers and understanding in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray and the resulting riots, how can educators and school leaders foster hope and give students in challenged communities a better future?
June 06, 2014
Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.
May 27, 2014
In order to meet the demands of our workforce, the United States must build a strong vocational education and training system and provide students who want to pursue this path with much stronger academic skills then they currently have now.
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.
February 21, 2014
Marc Tucker explains that there is no evidence that test-based accountability, for schools or for teachers, actually improves student achievement.
January 24, 2014
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.
October 10, 2013
Marc Tucker argues that the next version of ESEA should require tests that actually measure higher order thinking skills and, at the same time, require accountability testing no more than three times in a student's career.