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April 26, 2013

Testing, the Common Core, and Consumer Resistance

Marc Tucker examines the meaning behind consumer resistance to mandated school testing.

April 18, 2013

MOOCs: More Social Mobility or Less?

Marc Tucker takes a look at the rise of MOOCs from the perspective of social mobility.

April 12, 2013

The Myth of Education as the 'Great Equalizer'

Marc Tucker explains why our education system fails to offset social inequities.

April 04, 2013

David Kirp on Education Reform

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 10, 2012

Choice and Markets: The Reprise

Marc Tucker argues that there is no evidence that charters, competition, and school choice will produce major improvements in student performance at the scale of a state, province or nation.

September 05, 2012

8 Problems With the Common Core State Standards? I Don't Think So

Marc Tucker responds to educator Marion Brady's objections to the common core state standards.

July 10, 2012

High School: A New Home for the Liberal Arts Curriculum?

Marc Tucker argues that the liberal arts curriculum, although less popular today than it used to be, still has a place in today's education system.

June 28, 2012

Differentiated Instruction: A Solution to the School Finance Crisis?

Marc Tucker uses an example from his granddaughter's schooling to explain why only implementing one component of effective systems, in this case differentiated instruction, will not go very far in helping U.S. students catch up with their international peers.

May 22, 2012

Equity and Quality: Is it Possible to Get Both?

Marc Tucker examines a recent OECD report that proves it is possible to achieve equity and quality in education.

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.

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