Tucker’s Blogs

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...

Cross-posted at Education Week The age of federally driven school accountability is now dead.  Only traces of the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind legislation, the Obama administration's signature education program Race to the Top and the waivers from No Child Left Behind that came with...

Cross-posted at Education Week Last week's blog previewed an event in Washington at which NCEE released two reports on teachers' professional development commissioned by our Center on International Education Benchmarking.  That event has now taken place and I thought I might use this blog to share...

Cross-posted at Education Week Today, NCEE's Center on International Education Benchmarking will release two new reports on teachers' professional development at a meeting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Building in Washington, D.C. to be attended by several hundred people and streamed live...

Cross-posted at Education Week I commend to your attention an article from the Washington Post published on December 2 titled "A Grim Bargain: Once a weakness, low-skilled workers who earn little have become the South's strength."  It tells the tale of James Deschler, a young man...

Cross-posted at Education Week The days have gotten shorter, the nights colder and longer and we once again find ourselves looking ahead to a new year. Before the flame of 2015 is fully extinguished, I wanted to provide readers with a look back on some of...

Cross-posted at Education Week "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."  So said Thomas Jefferson at the dawn of the Republic.  But what might it mean to have an educated citizenry today? I've read the polls showing that a large proportion...

Cross-posted at Education Week Watching the presidential candidates of both parties debating and campaigning against each other, I find my attention wandering.  Neither the questions I hear them being asked nor the answers I hear them giving address what I take to be the central problems...

Cross-posted at Education Week Congress has contracted a rare case of bipartisanship in recent weeks and it now appears that the long-overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is imminent. In last week's blog, I argued that states should take advantage of the new...

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