TOCH, Thomas. American, b. 1954. Genres: Education. Career: U.S. News & World Report, Washington, DC, senior editor, 1989-99, contributing editor, 1999-. Publications: In the Name of Excellence: The Struggle to Reform the Nation's Schools and Why It's Failing and What Should Be Done, 1991; High Schools and Human Scale: How Small Schools Can Transform American Education, 2003.