Marc Tucker interviews outgoing NEA President Dennis Van Roekel about his career and how teaching and teachers' unions have changed.
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July 25, 2014
July 09, 2014
How the reading strategy debate in New York City underscores the importance of developing highly competent teachers with good leadership skills.
June 20, 2014
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.
May 20, 2014
Success in improving teacher quality should be measured by our country's ability to transform teaching from a blue-collar occupation to a high-status profession, not by our ability to implement teacher evaluation systems.
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 14, 2014
Marc Tucker describes the professional role of teachers in his proposed state accountability plan.
March 29, 2014
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.
January 30, 2014
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
January 17, 2014
Marc Tucker explains why US students have such poor writing skills and what we can do to change that.
December 13, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how fundamental changes in the way schools are managed could both attract better teachers and enable them to do their best work.