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June 19, 2012

STEM: Why It Makes No Sense

Marc Tucker argues that in order to increase student skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the United States will have to abandon STEM programs.

May 29, 2012

Sahlberg's Vision: Balancing Teacher Capacity and National Education Goals

Pasi Sahlberg, in his landmark book Finnish Lessons, makes the point that Finland's development of extensive student achievement standards proved to be a very important landmark on the trajectory of Finland's rise to world class status in the education arena. Later on, he makes the poin...

May 15, 2012

Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Marc Tucker takes a look at new research arguing that the Common Core K-8 standards in mathematics are comparable to those used by the world's top-performing countries.

May 08, 2012

Teacher Quality and Teacher Accountability

Marc Tucker argues for converting teaching from a blue collar occupation into a high status profession that offers profound satisfaction and reasonable compensation.

April 25, 2012

Finland Embraced a Highly Productive Reform Strategy; The United States is Racing Toward a Dead End—Why?

Marc Tucker traces the broad outlines of the history of education in Finland and the United States to explain why one country has experienced educational success while the other lags behind.

March 26, 2012

An Isolationist Report From the Council On Foreign Relations

Marc Tucker reviews "U.S. Education Reform and National Security", the latest report from the Council on Foreign Relations.

March 19, 2012

On Borrowing Best Practices and Even Better Policies

Marc Tucker reports from the Second International Summit on the Teaching Profession in New York City.

March 14, 2012

U.S. Education Performance: Is Governance the Central Issue?

Marc Tucker explains how governance is a central issue in student performance.

January 12, 2012

NCLB and the Issue of Accountability

Marc Tucker reflects on how ESEA and NCLB treated the issue of accountability.

January 05, 2012

An International Perspective on Teacher Quality

Marc Tucker provides an international perspective on teacher quality.

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