Tucker’s Blogs

Cross-posted at Education Week. My last blog was a brief summary of a paper commissioned by the Government of New South Wales, Australia for use as part of a symposium on Education for a Changing World.  In it, I described how artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, natural...

Cross-posted at Education Week. The following blog is an abstract of an article I wrote for the Government of New South Wales, Australia, for use as part of a symposium on Education for a Changing World.  To see the full article and a companion piece I...

Cross-posted at Education Week. I was sitting in the back of the hearing room yesterday when the very competent staff of the Maryland legislature made a fascinating presentation to the Maryland Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Education, known to all in the state as the...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Should all teachers be licensed by the state? That's not quite how the question is being raised.  The question that has now come to the fore is whether charter schools and charter networks should be allowed to certify their own teachers. So why did...

Cross-posted at Education Week. NCEE came to the conclusion almost 20 years ago that school leadership development is the most efficient driver of comprehensive school reform available.  As the old saw has it, none of us had ever seen a great school led by an incompetent...

Cross-posted at Education Week. In last week's blog, I pointed out that, when the first PISA results were released in 2001, students in Germany and the United States both performed at about the average for all countries in the survey, but Germany reacted with what came...

Cross-posted at Education Week. The lead article in our current Center for International Education Benchmarking newsletter reports on an interview with Andreas Schleicher, the head of the OECD's education program, on Germany's rise in the PISA league tables. Before the first PISA survey was administered in 2000,...

Cross-posted at Education Week. The logic seems airtight.  You are looking for a good measure of whether students are college ready.  Why not find a gold-plated measure, one that has long been used by higher education institutions for that very purpose?  Why not use the SAT? My...

Cross-posted at Education Week. I woke up this morning to an NPR interview with an Italian-American. The fellow being interviewed was a bit anguished.  He understood, he said, the problem Native Americans have with statues honoring Christopher Columbus, the man who paved the way for what...

Cross-posted at Education Week. The OECD reports that teachers' salaries in the United States now trail those of workers with similar education levels by an amount greater than the gap in ANY OTHER country examined by the OECD.  They make about 60 cents for every dollar...

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