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January 12, 2017

Our Students Can't Write Very Well—It's No Mystery Why

Why are most U.S. students weak writers? Marc Tucker argues that it's because our education system doesn't emphasize writing and that's a big problem in the 21st century economy.

April 28, 2016

The Wisdom of Old Books

Marc Tucker shares and discusses some of the books that have over the decades informed, shaped, challenged and broadened his thinking on education.

September 04, 2014

For the Common Core, A Different Sort of Benchmark

The Concord Review, a journal of high school student history essays, makes a powerful argument for using student work in explaining academic standards.

January 17, 2014

On Writing

Marc Tucker explains why US students have such poor writing skills and what we can do to change that.

August 09, 2012

Instructional Technology: Villain of the Piece—Or Savior?

Marc Tucker discusses various digital learning tools and their potential to advance student performance.

January 19, 2012

On Curriculum, Assessment and (Especially) Writing in the Modern Age

Marc Tucker discusses two different approaches to test construction.



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