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.
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April 22, 2014
April 14, 2014
Marc Tucker describes the professional role of teachers in his proposed state accountability plan.
March 29, 2014
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
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
Continuing his blog series on accountability, Marc Tucker examines the premises that underlie different approaches to accountability system design.
February 27, 2014
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.
January 30, 2014
A look at how Shanghai is able to both produce high quality beginning teachers at low cost and continuously improve the skills of teachers already in the workforce, leading not only to impressive performance on PISA but better student outcomes overall.
January 17, 2014
Marc Tucker explains why US students have such poor writing skills and what we can do to change that.
December 19, 2013
Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.
December 13, 2013
Marc Tucker explains how fundamental changes in the way schools are managed could both attract better teachers and enable them to do their best work.