High achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, science and problem solving is essential. But our goals for educating young people should include much, much more than just raising test scores in these areas.
All Blog Posts With educational attainment Tag or Category
April 30, 2015
April 16, 2015
The United States once led the world in educational attainment, but that is no longer the case. So, how did we get here?
July 22, 2014
Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children's educational and health progress, according to a new study.
May 08, 2014
When a single mother loses her job, her children may suffer long-term educational and psychological consequences, a new study suggests.
April 24, 2014
An analysis of Census data finds that Asian-Americans with the same level of education as whites generally earn less money.
January 30, 2014
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
December 19, 2013
Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.
December 18, 2012
The Foundation for Child Development's 2012 child well-being index finds rising parent and child engagement and more responsible children, even amid harsher family economic situations.
August 02, 2012
Marc Tucker reacts to a recently released report, from the Senate HELP Committee, on the troubling realities of for-profit schools.
January 26, 2012
Marc Tucker writes about the death of vocational education and the demise of the American Middle Class.