Last month, The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) hosted an event focused on how the United States can learn from the world’s most successful education systems. Marc Tucker discussed his latest book, Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the World’s Leading Systems. Following his address, Dean Michael J. Feuer of GSEHD led a panel discussion with Dr. Colin Green, Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at GSEHD, and Dr. Laura Engel, Assistant Professor of International Education and International Affairs at GSEHD. To watch video from the event visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ3ssqEwrik.
Steve Hargadon of the Future of Education recently interviewed Tucker on the shared strategies used by the top-performing education systems and Emily Richmond, of the Education Writers Association, chatted with Tucker about why United States fares so poorly on international comparisons, how fundamental changes are needed in how society views and treats teachers, and why there doesn’t have to be a choice between equity and quality when it comes to public schools. In his Education Week blog, Top Performers, Tucker challenges the new generation of business leaders to turn their talents and influence to systems-change so that U.S. students can perform at world-class levels.