Thomas Toch
Director, Center on the Future of American Education

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Academic standards
  • Accountability
  • Assessment
  • Charter schools
  • Class size and structure
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Education reform
  • Educational pathways
  • Educational standards
  • Engagement
  • ESEA
  • Federal policy
  • High schools
  • Innovative professional development
  • LIFO
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • Merit pay
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Personalized learning
  • Politics
  • Private schools
  • Rankings
  • RTTT
  • School choice
  • School reform
  • School vouchers
  • Small schools
  • Standardized tests
  • State of education
  • State policy
  • Student-centered education
  • Teacher assessment
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teacher performance pay
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teacher support
  • Teachers unions
  • Tenure
  • Value-added
  • Workplace issues

Thomas Toch is the founding director of FutureEd at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He is a former senior partner at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and director of the foundation’s Washington, D.C., office. He is a founder and former co-director of the think tank Education Sector, a former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, and has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Toch has been co-managing editor of Education Week, a writer and editor at U.S. News & World Report, and a contributor to The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. He is the author of “In the Name of Excellence” and “High Schools on a Human Scale.”