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November 09, 2018

Teachers Colleges as the Weakest Link: Part 2

Building off of his piece last week, Marc Tucker looks at how the economics of higher education and lacking state governance combine to weaken schools of education.

November 01, 2018

Teachers Colleges: The Weakest Link

Marc Tucker explores why and how U.S. teacher education is holding our teachers, the profession and our schools back.

April 18, 2018

Learning From the Nursing Profession in the New Teacher Strike Era

As teacher strikes sweep the nation, Marc Tucker compares the trajectory of teaching to that of the nursing profession, one of high standards of entry and rigorous preparation.

October 24, 2017

Charters Licensing Their Own Teachers: A Symptom of Failure, Not a Cure

Given the recent debate around charters certifying their own teachers, Marc Tucker weighs in and calls for high professional standards for all teachers regardless of school type.

February 18, 2016

High-Performance Teacher Education: An Essential Component of the New System

How teacher education and training will need to change in order to build a top-performing education system in the United States.

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 23, 2015

Why Have American Education Standards Collapsed?

How a broad range of factors have led to an across-the-board decline of standards in American education over the last 45 years.

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?

February 26, 2015

Federal Policy on Teacher Quality: Is Accountability the Answer?

Tough-minded accountablity reforms for teachers colleges miss the mark in efforts to improve teacher quality.

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.

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