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Thomas Toch is FutureEd's director. He is a former senior partner at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and director of the foundation’s Washington office. Toch is a founder and former co-director of the think tank Education Sector, a former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, and he has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Toch helped launch Education Week, as a writer and co-managing editor. He spent a decade as an education correspondent and editor at U.S. News and World Report and has contributed to The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The Wilson Quarterly, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Monthly. He is the author of two books on American education, In the Name of Excellence and High Schools on a Human Scale.

Work by Thomas Toch

Op-Ed: The Weakness in D.C.’s Voucher Program

  FutureEd Director Thomas Toch and Editorial Director Phyllis W. Jordan turned our report on…

The Facts About D.C.’s Teacher Reforms

Mark Simon, a longtime teacher union activist, argues in a recent Washington Post op-ed that…

How D.C. Schools Are Revolutionizing Teaching

When most people think of school reform in the Dis­trict of Columbia, they probably remember…

Measuring Teacher Performance More Meaningfully

For most of public education’s history, teacher evaluation was an after-thought. Despite the centrality of…

Parsing Betsy DeVos on the Education Budget

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos greeted the release of President Donald Trump’s preliminary fiscal year…

Diane Ravitch’s Problematic Polemics

Diane Ravitch is a former education historian and federal education official who in recent years…

Grading the Graders: Teacher Evaluation Reform

Until recently, there was scant attention paid to teacher evaluation in American public education.