By continuing to embrace an industrial-age model based on low labor costs, American education has been left in the dust by countries that have embraced a professional model of teaching and school organization, writes Marc Tucker.
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April 25, 2018
September 15, 2016
Marc Tucker argues in the final piece of a series on the politics of education that U.S. teachers' unions need to rethink their model and focus on teacher quality as an organizing principle going forward.
June 25, 2015
In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.
July 25, 2014
Marc Tucker interviews outgoing NEA President Dennis Van Roekel about his career and how teaching and teachers' unions have changed.
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.
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?
September 13, 2012
Marc Tucker weighs-in on the politics of the Chicago teachers' strike.
May 08, 2012
Marc Tucker argues for converting teaching from a blue collar occupation into a high status profession that offers profound satisfaction and reasonable compensation.
January 05, 2012
Marc Tucker provides an international perspective on teacher quality.