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July 31, 2014

California Rising: An Interview With Mike Kirst

Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.

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.

December 19, 2013

Why Has US Education Performance Flatlined?

Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.

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.

October 17, 2013

The American System For Improving Our Schools

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.

August 20, 2013

School Reform in Philadelphia: A Study in Agony

Marc Tucker talks with David Oh, a city councilman from Philadelphia, about the city's struggle with education governance and reform.

May 31, 2013

Governing American Education: Some Modest Proposals

Marc Tucker provides some recommendations for improving the U.S. system of education governance.

May 23, 2013

Governing American Education: The Challenge

Marc Tucker argues that the country is very unlikely to match the performance of the top-performing countries without major changes to its system of education governance.

May 18, 2013

The Common Core and Disadvantaged Students

Marc Tucker addresses recent backlash against the Common Core State Standards and explains why they will benefit disadvantaged students.

September 18, 2012

Chicago Teachers' Strike: Part II

David Brooks is, in my view, one of the most thoughtful and well-informed columnists writing today.  So I was delighted to see that he had written a piece on the Chicago teachers' strike.  Delighted, that is, until I saw what had written.In his column, Brooks makes a sharp distinction betw...

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