Author: Marc Tucker

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...

Cross-posted at Education Week. It's Thanksgiving Day, a uniquely American institution. We've put the old wicker porch furniture away for the season, along with the grill and the hoses. The dahlias have been dug up and stowed, the boat and the float are out of the...