Author: Marc Tucker

Cross-posted at Education Week. Lyndon Johnson, himself a former teacher, was known to tell the story of a young, unemployed teacher who applied for a job in Texas. He was asked by a school board member whether he taught that the world was round or flat. ...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Over the years, when we have visited countries whose schools outperform our own, we ask our colleagues in their ministries of education what proportion of their students are classified as what we call "special education" students.  The answer to that question in...

Cross-posted at Education Week. On June 28, the Fordham Institute published a blog by Checker Finn titled "Schools Are Still Peddling the Self-Esteem Hoax" that sparked an energetic and interesting debate.  I thought I would weigh in. In his piece, Checker takes aim at the 'self-esteem' movement,...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Many American educators have a rather smug view of Asia as the home of rote learning and nose-to-the-grindstone schools.  While this may have been true years ago, a new report from Asia Society should put that image to rest.  "Advancing 21st Century...