In a response to Diane Ravitch and Yong Zhao, Marc Tucker argues that instead of abandoning standardized tests, the United States needs much better standardized tests, administered at fewer grade levels.
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September 25, 2014
September 25, 2014
Due process is essential if we are to secure a teacher's ability to speak up for her students, to advocate for a different educational approach or a different school policy, to report administrative wrongdoing ...
September 12, 2014
A poll showing opposition to the Common Core reflects a misunderstanding of how the standards encourage engaging instruction, as two school examples show.
September 02, 2014
Evaluations are not very useful for improving teacher quality, but we can merge them with professional development to help focus on the growth of teacher quality instead.
September 01, 2014
How will you start the new year? What did your first day look like? Engage in a discussion about the promise of a new year and how to keep teaching fresh, always testing our beliefs.
August 29, 2014
What is your teaching masterpiece? When you started teaching, what did you think the perfect teacher was? Has it changed? Read Amy Smith's version of a masterpiece and consider what changes you've undergone.
August 20, 2014
One of the most striking features of the ongoing debate about the future and direction of American public education is the absence of teacher voices.
August 19, 2014
Despite the many negative associations with automated essay-scoring, there's some evidence it may actually be more effective in changing student behavior than human scoring, Annie Murphy Paul wrote recently in the Hechinger Report.
July 28, 2014
Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.
July 12, 2014
Summer's halfway over, but there's still plenty of time to do a little professional reading. Here are my picks for this summer.