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.
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April 23, 2015
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
Do high PISA scores mask a serious threat to Estonia's education progress?
February 26, 2015
Tough-minded accountablity reforms for teachers colleges miss the mark in efforts to improve teacher quality.
July 25, 2014
Marc Tucker interviews outgoing NEA President Dennis Van Roekel about his career and how teaching and teachers' unions have changed.
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.