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October 25, 2018

David Osborne on Reinventing Government (of Schools)

In discussing a recent book on remaking U.S. schools by David Osborne, Marc Tucker explores how his own views on school choice, competition and accountability have evolved over the years.

September 20, 2018

On Nobel Prizes That Do Not Yet Exist and Other Exciting Matters

Marc Tucker looks at a host of issues raised by readers after his recent blog post looking at why U.S. schools continue to struggle.

April 12, 2018

NAEP: Do the Data Show That 'Education Reform' Has Worked—Or That It Hasn't?

Marc Tucker argues stagnant scores and widening gaps on the recently released 2017 NAEP results demonstrate the failure of the dominant model of American education reform.

April 13, 2017

The School Choice Debate

Marc Tucker surveys the domestic and international evidence regarding school choice, including charter schools, and what it means for building high-achieving, equitable school systems.

April 06, 2017

The Netherlands: Top-Performing School System Looking to Get Better

Marc Tucker speaks with Dutch State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science Sander Dekker about the Netherlands' unique system of school choice and where it's headed.

January 26, 2017

Choice, Vouchers and the Trump Education Agenda

Marc Tucker looks at what the world's top performers tell us about the school choice agenda likely to be pursued by President Trump and his Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.

January 05, 2017

Theresa May and the Design of the American Education System

Marc Tucker discusses a recent piece by Checker Finn on British Prime Minister Theresa May's education agenda and analyzes the lessons it may provide for U.S. policy makers.

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.

December 13, 2013

PISA On the Teacher as Professional

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.

November 21, 2013

Tom Friedman's Right: There Is No Shanghai Secret

Marc Tucker argues that in order to greatly improve U.S. student achievement, we need to focus on developing the teachers we already have instead of driving them away with punitive accountability systems.

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