Author: Marc Tucker

Cross-posted from Education Week NCEE has been benchmarking the education systems of the top performing systems worldwide since 1989.  This has prompted some reflections on the methods and substantive focus of education research, especially education research in the United States, which I will share in this...

Cross-posted from Education Week Dennis Van Roekel started out teaching high school math in Arizona 46 years ago.  He joined the NEA there and rose through the ranks to head the Arizona Education Association, before becoming President of the NEA in 2008.  He has served in...

Cross-posted from Education Week Yes, illogic is a word, which my dictionary defines as the "quality of lacking logic."  Let me count the ways. Not so long ago, the critics derided school administrators for failing to evaluate their teachers.  The research, they said, made it abundantly plain...

Cross-posted from Education Week They're at it again in New York City.  When Mayor Bloomberg came in, his education chancellor, Joel Klein, blessed Balanced Literacy—the program backed by Columbia University scholar Lucy Calkins, not the general philosophy of reading by the same name—as the official reading...

Cross-posted from Education Week War appears to be imminent.  A California judge has ruled that tenure, seniority rights and other core provisions of the typical teachers' contract are unconstitutional in the state, because they subvert students' constitutional right to competent teachers.  The teachers will, we presume,...