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
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.
December 05, 2013
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.
September 23, 2013
Marc Tucker reflects on why our increasing access to education has decreased while the amount of money we pour into schools and colleges has only increased.
July 18, 2013
Marc Tucker discusses the role of teacher evaluations in an effective teacher quality management system.
May 03, 2013
Marc Tucker recaps a recent meeting with Chinese education officials where he learned more about the country's efforts to make teaching an attractive profession to promising high school graduates.
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.
September 13, 2012
Marc Tucker weighs-in on the politics of the Chicago teachers' strike.
May 08, 2012
Marc Tucker argues for converting teaching from a blue collar occupation into a high status profession that offers profound satisfaction and reasonable compensation.
January 05, 2012
Marc Tucker provides an international perspective on teacher quality.