Marc Tucker explains how the results of the latest PISA assessment ought to inform America's education policy reform agenda: we should be basing it on the strategies employed by the top performing education systems in the world.
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December 05, 2013
November 21, 2013
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.
October 25, 2013
Marc Tucker questions the results from a recent NCES study linking NAEP and TIMSS scores.
September 05, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews David Driscoll,former commissioner of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the nation's current struggles with standards, exams and accountability.
August 20, 2013
Marc Tucker talks with David Oh, a city councilman from Philadelphia, about the city's struggle with education governance and reform.
April 03, 2013
Marc Tucker finds parallels between the education reform strategies used in the U.S. school districts featured in David Kirp's new book, "Improbable Scholars", and the strategies used in the top-performing education systems. He also explains why American education policy is at war with itself.
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.
September 18, 2012
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...
August 09, 2012
Marc Tucker discusses various digital learning tools and their potential to advance student performance.
July 18, 2012
Marc Tucker explains why the low-skill, high-pay jobs that the United States has lost are not coming back and how major education reform is needed in order to educate workers for the manufacturing jobs that will be available.