Tucker’s Blogs

Cross-posted at Education Week. The PISA 2015 results show no meaningful change in the performance of U.S. students since 2012 in science and reading and a decline in mathematics.  Yes, there is a story here about mathematics, but that is not all there is here.  This...

Cross-posted at Education Week. After talking with my friend Harry Spence about the election the other day, it occurred to me that you might be as interested as I was in what he had to say.  Spence, an attorney who has never practiced law, is the...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Congratulations!  You confounded all the pundits, refused to be repackaged by those around you, ran a campaign that almost everyone said could not possibly work and then pulled it off.  Now you need to govern. The measure of your success will be...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Let's try a thought experiment.  Imagine that you are the new superintendent of schools in a city school district in which the majority of students live in concentrated poverty.  You conceive of your job as getting your students ready for some sort...

Cross-posted at Education Week. In 1954, the Supreme Court, led by former Republican Governor of California Earl Warren, overturned Plessy vs. Fergusen, the 1896 decision in which the Court had ruled that racial segregation in the schools was permissible under the Constitution as long as the...

Cross-posted at Education Week. In my last blog, I told you why I was not surprised that the OECD data appear to show that national investments in educational technologies have resulted in zero improvements in student achievement. I described very creative software that has been available...

Cross-posted at Education Week. I'm in Jerusalem at a meeting hosted by the OECD and the Israeli Ministry of Education. The topic is innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and education. Attendees include ministers of education, technologists and a few ringers like me. The Chatham House Rule applies, so...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Thirty years ago when we thought of the national press, what came to mind were the big national newspapers like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. The three big television networks and the...

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