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July 09, 2014

The Reading Wars Again (or Still)

How the reading strategy debate in New York City underscores the importance of developing highly competent teachers with good leadership skills.

July 02, 2014

Accountability vs. What We Want for Our Children

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

Teachers' Unions: Moment of Truth

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

Who Gets to Write the History of Teacher Quality?

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

The Proposed Accountability Plan: A Commentary

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

Designing a State Accountability System: Part II

Marc Tucker describes the professional role of teachers in his proposed state accountability plan.

March 29, 2014

Designing an Accountability System: Setting the Stage

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.

March 21, 2014

Accountability and the Modern Teachers' Union

In his fifth blog post on accountability, Marc Tucker addresses the question: How can we move to a professional model of teaching when we have unions that are based on a blue-collar model of teaching?

March 07, 2014

Accountability and Motivation

Continuing his blog series on accountability, Marc Tucker examines the premises that underlie different approaches to accountability system design.

February 27, 2014

The Failure of Test-Based Accountability

In an ongoing series of posts about accountability, Marc Tucker discusses the damaging effects that test-based accountability has had on the profession of teaching.

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