An argument for training U.S. teachers to be skilled researchers in the classrooms.
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August 27, 2014
August 21, 2014
A new report from NCEE calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance.
August 13, 2014
Continuing his series on education research, Marc Tucker argues that the United States should use industrial benchmarking to learn about the characteristics of effective education systems.
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.
July 02, 2014
Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.
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.