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September 06, 2018

The Tangled Web: The High School Diploma, College and Career Readiness Standards and Career and Technical Education

Marc Tucker looks at how low bars for college and career readiness standards, career and technical education and high school graduation requirements are leaving U.S. students two and three years behind their peers in top-performing systems.

July 12, 2018

An Open Letter to Secretary DeVos: How to Create a World-Class Career and Technical Education System

In an open letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Marc Tucker outlines what it would take for the United States to build a career and technical education system on par with those of top-performing countries.

June 20, 2018

What, Exactly, Should the Purpose of Career and Technical Education Be?

The world's best Career and Technical Education systems produce graduates with industry-recognized credentials that have real economic value. Marc Tucker argues that's the exception rather than the rule for US CTE programs.

July 20, 2017

The False Choice Between Vocational and Academic Education

Marc Tucker challenges the notion that policy makers must choose between a strong academic education and vocational education.

June 30, 2017

21st-Century Skills: The Asian Version

Marc Tucker reflects on a new report from Asia Society on how East Asian education systems are equipping their students with the skills and competencies needed to compete in the 21st century.

June 22, 2017

What Does It Mean to Be Career Ready? ESSA Plans Offer an Answer

Marc Tucker discusses why state efforts to define work readiness and build stronger career and technical education systems are missing the mark.

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