Marc Tucker looks at how, despite various efforts to thwart it, racial and economic segregation in education, and society, are on the rise.
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October 27, 2016
September 08, 2016
In the second piece of a series, Marc Tucker argues that it's time for the Democrats to overhaul their approach to improving public schools.
August 18, 2016
In response to Checker Finn's open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Marc Tucker outlines in his own letter how the philanthropists can achieve the results they seek in their work to improve U.S. schools.
June 23, 2016
Marc Tucker details a recent visit to a school in a high-poverty Hong Kong neighborhood and asks: Could such a success story happen in the United States?
April 28, 2016
Marc Tucker shares and discusses some of the books that have over the decades informed, shaped, challenged and broadened his thinking on education.
November 05, 2015
Speculation on the cause of the drop in this year's NAEP scores ignores the real problem: The most important long-term NAEP measures are pretty much the same as they were 40 years ago.
July 01, 2015
This week Marc Tucker reviews a new book by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann showing that quality of education has a major impact on a nation's economy
February 12, 2015
Public schools were once the engines of social and economic mobility in the U.S., but that is no longer the case. In fact, the very design of our education system is in many ways contributing to the nation's growing income inequality.
September 18, 2014
Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."
July 31, 2014
Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.