Author: Marc Tucker

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described a very different approach to holding teachers accountable for the quality of their work than the approach now dominant in the United States.  The strategy I have in mind is based on professional—as opposed to blue-collar—models...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effects of the prevailing American accountability system on teachers in the United States.  In this blog, I will turn the tables and describe how the countries with the best-performing education systems approach accountability system...

Cross-posted from Education Week In my last blog, I described the devastating effect of test-based accountability and the current vogue of using value added methods for teacher evaluation on the profession of teaching.  But I also acknowledged the need for strong accountability systems in public education. ...