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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February 07, 2014
January 30, 2014
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
January 10, 2014
Marc Tucker refutes critics of PISA who claim that we can ignore the poor performance of US students because the test doesn't measure the things that really matter.
December 19, 2013
Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.
December 13, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how fundamental changes in the way schools are managed could both attract better teachers and enable them to do their best work.
October 25, 2013
Marc Tucker questions the results from a recent NCES study linking NAEP and TIMSS scores.
October 17, 2013
Marc Tucker argues that one of the United States' biggest challenges in education is that we don't actually have a well-designed, fully connected system in place. Our K-12 landscape is mostly the result of unrelated initiatives that often conflict with each other.
July 26, 2013
The first in a two part series of discussions between Marc Tucker and Dylan Wiliam on what factors lead to improved teacher quality.
October 22, 2012
Good teaching is not just about conveying the material well, but about helping students make that connection to something they think they can be good at, something they really want to work hard at, something they want to put the time into.
October 10, 2012
Marc Tucker argues that there is no evidence that charters, competition, and school choice will produce major improvements in student performance at the scale of a state, province or nation.