Research Professor of the Practice
McCourt School of Public Policy
Thomas Toch is an education policy expert at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy and the founding director of FutureEd, an independent, solution-oriented think tank at McCourt. He is a former senior partner at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a founder and former co-director of the think tank Education Sector, and a former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. Toch has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He helped launch the newspaper Education Week. He served as a writer 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. Toch is the author of two books on American education, In the Name of Excellence (Oxford University Press) and High Schools on a Human Scale (Beacon Press).