Review of Marc Tucker’s Book in Ed Next

I have a review of Marc Tucker’s bookSurpassing Shanghai, in the new issue of Education Next.  It’s a general critique of “best practices” in education as well as a particular critique of Tucker’s ability to sell band instruments — er, I mean, sell Common Core — based on picking and choosing among the practices of high-achieving countries, like Finland, China, Canada, and Singapore.

Oh we got trouble.  Right here in the US.  And that starts with “T,” whose solution rhymes with “C,” and that stands for Common Core.

2 Responses to Review of Marc Tucker’s Book in Ed Next

  1. mmazenko says:

    For good reason. Tucker is a credible critic with plenty of worthy ideas. He’s not completely correct – but he’s not entirely wrong either.

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