Tucker’s Blog

Cross-posted at Education Week Forty years ago, the United States had the best-educated workforce in the world. Not any more. Not even close, says the Educational Testing Service in a new report: America’s Skills Challenge: Millennials and the Future. The report is based on ETS’s analysis...

Cross-posted at Education Week We Americans have long thought of our public education system as the great equalizer, the route out of poverty for new immigrants, the poor and the ambitious.  That was true for a long time, but it isn't true anymore.   Now, poverty is...

Cross-posted at Education Week Gene Wilhoit served as chief state school officer in Arkansas and in Kentucky before the Council of Chief State School Officers asked him to assume the leadership of their association.  Two decades earlier, Wilhoit had served as an active member of the...

Cross-posted at Education Week In another piece in my blog series on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, I interview Jim Pellegrino, Co-Director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of...