Why professional development for teachers is about organized design with the right the incentives and supports, rather than mere workshops which typically provide teachers with tools for all the wrong problems.
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December 19, 2014
September 18, 2014
Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."
August 21, 2014
A new report from NCEE calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance.
July 31, 2014
Marc Tucker interviews Mike Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, on the state's transformation of their education policymaking system and school finance legislation.
July 16, 2014
Why the current incentive structure for school leaders does not support the goal of substantially improving student performance.
July 02, 2014
Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.
May 12, 2014
A look at a recent report from the Fordham Institute which advocates weakening state education agencies. Marc Tucker explains that to the contrary, a better education system in the United States will come through stronger, better equipped state education agencies, not weaker ones.
April 28, 2014
How to balance the federal government's interest in making sure that federal education funds are well spent with the states' interest in retaining their constitutional right to enact their own education policies.
April 22, 2014
A call for changing the culture of schools so that teachers are accountable to their professional colleagues and have more time during school hours to collaborate.
April 07, 2014
Marc Tucker lays out his vision for an effective state accountability program including strategies to address low-performing schools.