Tucker’s Blogs

Cross-posted at Education Week. Many American educators have a rather smug view of Asia as the home of rote learning and nose-to-the-grindstone schools.  While this may have been true years ago, a new report from Asia Society should put that image to rest.  "Advancing 21st Century...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Terry Holliday, the recently retired chief state school officer in Kentucky, has written a short piece for the Association for Career & Technical Education on what it means to be "work ready" that is rather interesting.  He's been reading the state plans...

Cross-posted at Education Week. The first reaction is all gut.  The budget, on its face, would represent a gigantic redistribution of resources from the poor to the rich.  To say that that is morally bankrupt is to understate the case.  There is no rational argument for...

Cross-posted at Education Week. This week marked the official launch of Empowered Educators, a landmark study commissioned by NCEE's Center on International Education Benchmarking and conducted by an international team headed by Linda Darling-Hammond.  This international comparative study documents and analyzes what can only be described...

Cross-posted at Education Week. For most of us, the pantheon of education is populated mainly by great teachers. For others, it is populated by researchers who have made indelible contributions to the literature or critics who provided intellectual leadership for ground-breaking reforms. On June 6, NCEE and...

Cross-posted at Education Week. For most of us, the pantheon of education is populated mainly by great teachers. For others, it is populated by researchers who have made indelible contributions to the literature or critics who provided intellectual leadership for ground-breaking reforms. But, for me, the prize...

Cross-posted at Education Week. There are, as far as I know, only two strategies available to countries that want to develop the kind of talent needed to enter the front ranks of nations providing broadly shared prosperity to their people: education and immigration.  Most of the...

Cross-posted at Education Week. My flight from New York arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside Paris about 12:30 p.m. and an hour later I slid into a taxi for the trip into the city.  My cab driver, I discovered, had a only a bit of...

Cross-posted at Education Week. My grandson came to me a few months following up on some earlier conversations we had had about his future.  He was getting ready to apply to colleges and wanted a little help thinking through what sort of career he wanted for...

Cross-posted at Education Week. About a year ago, I gave my blog readers an interim report on a very large international comparative study of teacher quality that our Center on International Education Benchmarking had funded a global team of scholars headed by Linda Darling-Hammond to do. ...

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