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October 27, 2015

Too Much Testing in U.S. Schools: The Department of Education's 'Mea Culpa'

A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools shows over testing is rampant in U.S. schools. The Obama administration says it recognizes its role in the flood of tests, but will this acknowledgment of responsibility result in real change?

July 30, 2015

Accountability 101: For Surgeons and Teachers

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.

June 25, 2015

Civil Rights Advocates vs. Teacher Advocates: A Destructive and Unnecessary Conflict

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

Annual Accountability Testing: Time for the Civil Rights Community to Reconsider

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

World-Class Teacher Professional Development: Neither Workshops or Rubrics

How professional development works in schools that have created an environment for continuous improvement

September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

February 07, 2014

What Now? Federal Education Policy Adrift

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.

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