Tucker’s Blog

Cross-posted at Education Week. Buried in last week's blog—an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan—I remarked on the unscalability of certain education initiatives praised by Checker Finn as "charter-like."  One of them was New Leaders.  After it was published, I received the following statement...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Betsy Brown Ruzzi, the Director of our Center on International Education Benchmarking and I decided a while back that we needed to take a group of NCEE's senior staff to several of the top-performing countries that we've been studying over the years...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Western educators tend to ascribe the success of Asian students on international assessments of student performance to Asian culture, by which they seem to mean the high value that Asian families place on student achievement and success in school.  Those with deeper...