Marc Tucker shares how the division of authority in top-performing countries brings them that much closer to achieving the highest possible student achievement with the most equity.
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June 07, 2018
February 14, 2014
Marc Tucker interviews Pasi Sahlberg about Finland's fall in the rankings on the 2012 PISA.
December 19, 2013
Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.
August 30, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews Nancy Hoffman, Vice President and Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, about the less talked about side of Finland's education system - vocational education and training.
October 22, 2012
Good teaching is not just about conveying the material well, but about helping students make that connection to something they think they can be good at, something they really want to work hard at, something they want to put the time into.
May 29, 2012
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...
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.
January 05, 2012
Marc Tucker provides an international perspective on teacher quality.
December 20, 2011
Marc Tucker explains what we can learn from international comparisons.