This extraordinary book could not be more timely or more important . . . This collection makes clear that, if we actually want to create high-quality schools for all children in the United States, our strategies must emulate the best of what has been accomplished in public education both here and abroad. --From the Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University
This book shines because it offers what is central to school reform: a commitment to having wonderful teachers through the intentional elevation of the status of this career, selective recruiting, smart preparation and ongoing support of professional autonomy. Marc and company offer those of us in colleges of education a lot to think about and a lot to do. --Mari Koerner, dean, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
About the Author
Marc S. Tucker is president of the National Center on Education and the Economy in Washington, DC.