Tucker’s Blogs

I am surrounded by boxes of books. Consolidating collections that have led, 'til now, separate existences. Among them are my education books. There are many that I have not opened in years, but I cannot give them away. They are dear friends....

Cross-posted at Education Week. I'm told that the hottest item at the recent meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers was ESSA, the new federal education legislation that replaced No Child Left Behind. That, I thought, is encouraging. That must mean that the chiefs...

Cross-posted at Education Week. We start from the assumption that policy should aim at getting a first-rate teacher in front of every student.  Then we note that the research on expertise says that it takes about 10 years to become an expert in just about any...

In recent administrations, both when Democrats and Republicans were in the White House, the senior figures in both parties and their economic advisors agreed that free trade was in the country's best interest.  Of course, everyone understood that this was true overall, not necessarily for...

Cross-posted at Education Week I was in Hong Kong last week visiting some schools, drawn there by Hong Kong's consistently high performance on international comparisons of student performance.  My aim in this blog is to briefly describe those schools and then share some reflections on the...

Cross-posted at Education Week Critics are pointing out that early adopters of the Common Core—Kentucky, New York and others—have had four or five years to implement it and now have very little to show for it. As Tom Loveless, writing in a Brookings Institution publication put...

Cross-posted at Education Week I recently interviewed for this column Charles Fadel, the Founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign and a visiting scholar at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. He has studied physics, electrical engineering, and business.  Starting his career in semiconductors and working his...

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