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May 23, 2018

Are Charter Management Companies a Laboratory for Effective School Systems?

Marc Tucker argues that there is no evidence that charter systems at scale raise student performance to global levels, and advises policymakers to instead, focus on learning from nations and states whose students are outperforming U.S. students across the board.

November 02, 2017

School Funding and Teacher Experience in Maryland

Marc Tucker discusses the work of the Maryland Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Education, with support from NCEE, to update the state's school funding formula and to develop policies and practices to match the performance of the world's top-performing education systems.

February 09, 2017

Trump's People: Understanding Thy Neighbor

Marc Tucker seeks to better understand supporters of President Trump and explores the experience of those who have lost out in a globalizing economy.

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.

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?

June 10, 2015

Civil Rights and Testing: Response to Haycock and Edelman

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.

May 28, 2015

Annual Accountability Testing: Time for the Civil Rights Community to Reconsider

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

Lesson From Freddie Gray: It Isn't the Money

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

American Schools - Back to 'Separate But Equal'?

Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.

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