Accountability systems for surgeons have created perverse incentives leaving the best doctors increasingly unwilling to take on the toughest medical cases. The parallels to schools and teachers are clear.
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July 30, 2015
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.
May 28, 2015
Why are civil rights groups fighting so hard for annual accountability testing when there is no evidence that it helps poor and minority students?
December 19, 2014
How professional development works in schools that have created an environment for continuous improvement
September 18, 2014
Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."
February 07, 2014
How the federal education agenda with an emphasis on on charters, federally imposing the Common Core initiative, teacher evaluation, and test based accountability is seeking solutions in all the wrong places and pushing policies that are not backed by evidence.
December 03, 2012
School improvement is more about execution than innovation, but doing what works -- like tutoring struggling students -- consistently across a network seems pretty innovative in education.
July 26, 2012
While the NRC definition of deeper learning purportedly shifts from "21st century skills" to broader "21st century competencies" including skills, knowledge, and expertise, the definition seems accurate - but a bit shallow.
March 06, 2012
How do parents learn to be successful advocates for their students? In Bridgeport, Conn., there's training for that. Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation, the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC) will be teaching parents "Civic Engagement 101," with two go...