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October 12, 2017

Has the United States Been 'Sleepwalking Through History' or Not?

Marc Tucker responds to critics of his argument that the U.S. has been sleepwalking in its approach to improving education compared to other countries.

October 04, 2017

Germany Rapidly Improved Their Schools and We Didn't—Why?

After disappointing PISA results in 2000, Marc Tucker looks at why Germany reacted with system-wide reform while the United States responded with complacency.

May 18, 2017

Immigration and Education Are Necessary to Build a Strong Workforce

Marc Tucker discusses why immigration and education are essential components for building a highly skilled workforce.

December 22, 2016

How Massachusetts Built a World-Class School System

Marc Tucker takes an inside look at how Massachusetts built an education system that ranks near the top of the PISA league tables and where it goes from here.

December 06, 2016

The 2015 PISA Results: What Do They Mean?

Marc Tucker explores how the PISA 2015 results may impact how we think about everything from math instruction and teaching quality to our place in the global labor market and immigration policy.

July 01, 2015

Why Some Economies Grow and Others Don't

This week Marc Tucker reviews a new book by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann showing that quality of education has a major impact on a nation's economy

April 09, 2015

Estonia's Education System: Full of Promise, Facing Challenges

Do high PISA scores mask a serious threat to Estonia's education progress?

September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

February 14, 2014

Pasi Sahlberg on Finland's Recent PISA Results

Marc Tucker interviews Pasi Sahlberg about Finland's fall in the rankings on the 2012 PISA.

February 07, 2014

What Now? Federal Education Policy Adrift

How the federal education agenda with an emphasis on on charters, federally imposing the Common Core initiative, teacher evaluation, and test based accountability is seeking solutions in all the wrong places and pushing policies that are not backed by evidence.

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