Tucker’s Blogs

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...

Cross-posted at Education Week This is the third in a series of blogs describing our proposals for states interested in taking advantage of the flexibility provided by the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to build a truly world class education system.  In this blog, I...

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