Author: Marc Tucker

Cross-posted at Education Week The news now is full of stories about teacher shortages.  States and districts are putting up giant billboards, and granting emergency certificates so that people who have not even finished their teacher education program can teach school and teachers certified to teach...

Cross-posted at Education Week The table next to my bed is always stacked with a changing array of books waiting to be read, very much like the airplanes stacked in the approach pattern to major airports, waiting to land.  Some are recently written and in the...

Cross-posted at Education Week Why do some countries grow rich and others languish in poverty?  This is the question addressed in a very important new book, The Knowledge Capital of Nations, by Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann, and in a paper by the same authors titled,...