George Lucas Educational Foundation

Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary writes and lectures about Afghanistan, Islamic history, democracy, schooling and learning, fiction and the writing process, and other issues and directs the San Francisco Writers Workshop.

Posts

  • Assessment

    Education at Risk: Fallout from a Flawed Report

    Nearly a quarter century ago, "A Nation at Risk" hit our schools like a brick dropped from a penthouse window. One problem: The landmark document that still shapes our national debate on education was misquoted, misinterpreted, and often dead wrong.
  • Assessment

    A Textbook Example of What's Wrong with Education

    A former schoolbook editor parses the politics of educational publishing.