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.
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April 18, 2018
October 24, 2017
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
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
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
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.