Author: Marc Tucker

Cross-posted at Education Week. The champions are in the ring.  The crowd goes wild. Bernie Sanders, the likely 2020 Democratic candidate, says the problem with the economy is the fat cats who have rigged it for their benefit.  He wants to unleash a progressive tax schedule on...

Cross-posted at Education Week. I found a new book I'd been looking for over the holiday, Max Tegmark's Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.  Tegmark is a professor of physics at MIT and president of the Future of Life Institute.  He looks...

Cross-posted at Education Week.   My friend leans across the table, and says softly‐as if in an act of friendship that only a true friend would engage in— "You know Marc, what my friends in the research community say about the international comparisons you are always making,...

Cross-posted at Education Week. I heard the other day that Andreas Schleicher had been invited to address the NAEP governing board.  Long overdue, I thought, but better late than never.  The design of PISA makes it a much more valuable tool than NAEP for sorting out...