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Cross-posted on Education Week The following was contributed by Tina Isaacs, currently a member of the faculty at the Institute of Education at the University of London. Tina was formerly a key player in the government unit responsible for setting the national curriculum. Tina describes a...

Cross-posted on Education Week I recently spoke with Kai-ming Cheng, Professor and Chair of Education and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China. As a member of China's State Advisory Committee on Curriculum Reform and of the Hong...

Cross-posted on Education Week Last week, the Center for American Progress released a paper they had commissioned from me called Governing American Education: Why This Dry Subject May Hold the Key to Advances in American Education. In it, I argue that this country is very unlikely...

Cross-posted on Education Week I had a chance last month to sit-in on a fascinating meeting, a spirited exchange between the top officials of the Chinese education system and the American education system. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Education and the Chinese Ministry of Education,...

Cross-posted on Education Week In my last blog I pointed out that the opportunities that any given student has for climbing up the greasy pole of social status and income when that student enters the workforce may be affected at least as much by who that...