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September 14, 2017

Teachers' Pay: What On Earth Are We Thinking?

With the U.S. facing the largest pay gap between teachers and similar professionals of any country surveyed by the OECD, Marc Tucker asks when we will finally address the embarrassingly obvious.

July 27, 2017

Migrant Labor: Sacramento Unified Goes to the Philippines for Its Teachers

Marc Tucker looks at the reasons behind and the implications of Sacramento Unified School District's decision to recruit special education teachers from the Philippines.

August 27, 2015

Teacher Shortages: Catastrophe or Opportunity?

Marc Tucker explains how current teacher shortages will ultimately be worse than any we have faced before because the causes are structural, not cyclical, and what we can do about it.

April 09, 2015

Estonia's Education System: Full of Promise, Facing Challenges

Do high PISA scores mask a serious threat to Estonia's education progress?

July 25, 2014

An Interview With Dennis Van Roekel

Marc Tucker interviews outgoing NEA President Dennis Van Roekel about his career and how teaching and teachers' unions have changed.

June 20, 2014

Teachers' Unions: Moment of Truth

Discussing the implications of the Vergara v. California case, Marc Tucker finds that teacher unions are at a critical crossroads - they can either fight to maintain blue collar working conditions or decide that they want to be true professionals and take on the associated compensation, status, risk and obligations.

April 14, 2014

Designing a State Accountability System: Part II

Marc Tucker describes the professional role of teachers in his proposed state accountability plan.

March 29, 2014

Designing an Accountability System: Setting the Stage

Marc Tucker offers recommendations for redesigning not only our accountability scheme but our entire education system in order to provide all students the kind and quality of education formerly reserved for the elite.

March 21, 2014

Accountability and the Modern Teachers' Union

In his fifth blog post on accountability, Marc Tucker addresses the question: How can we move to a professional model of teaching when we have unions that are based on a blue-collar model of teaching?

February 07, 2014

What Now? Federal Education Policy Adrift

How the federal education agenda with an emphasis on on charters, federally imposing the Common Core initiative, teacher evaluation, and test based accountability is seeking solutions in all the wrong places and pushing policies that are not backed by evidence.

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