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September 08, 2016

Time for the Democrats to Rethink Education Policy

In the second piece of a series, Marc Tucker argues that it's time for the Democrats to overhaul their approach to improving public schools.

September 01, 2016

Are the Republicans Abandoning Public Education?

Marc Tucker explores how the Republican Party's once-firm support for the nation's public schools has withered.

August 04, 2016

Trump, Ailes, and the Miseducation of American Citizens

How Roger Ailes and Fox News created the conditions for Donald Trump's rise and how the U.S. education system must respond.

April 07, 2016

A Presidential Agenda for the Americans Left Behind

Marc Tucker on how and why the next President of the United States should make education and workforce training his or her top priority.

September 10, 2015

How to Lose Our Leaders: The New Politics of American Education, Part II

Education governance once existed outside of politics in the U.S.. Now, it's nothing but politics.

September 03, 2015

How to Lose Our Leaders: The New Politics of American Education, Part I

The permanent battle zone of education policy is leading to ever shorter tenures for top education leaders and officials. How did it get to this point?

June 25, 2015

Civil Rights Advocates vs. Teacher Advocates: A Destructive and Unnecessary Conflict

In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.

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?

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 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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