How important is a strong vocational education and training system to national economic success?
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November 07, 2013
August 30, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews Nancy Hoffman, Vice President and Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, about the less talked about side of Finland's education system - vocational education and training.
August 20, 2013
Marc Tucker talks with David Oh, a city councilman from Philadelphia, about the city's struggle with education governance and reform.
November 20, 2012
Marc Tucker explains that at the root of the skills gap challenge, there is a failure to provide the kind and quality of basic education that is the foundation of good vocational training.
November 13, 2012
Returning from a trip abroad, Marc Tucker explains how Australia has successfully automated almost all of the jobs in its biggest industry and how Singapore has developed a basic education system and a vocational education and training system that will sustain its future economy and workforce.
October 04, 2012
Ray Marshall, Secretary of Labor in the Carter administration is a distinguished labor economist - and personal friend - who long ago decided that education is perhaps the most important key to broadly shared prosperity in modern industrial economies. So he has spent a lot of his time over the...
September 18, 2012
David Brooks is, in my view, one of the most thoughtful and well-informed columnists writing today. So I was delighted to see that he had written a piece on the Chicago teachers' strike. Delighted, that is, until I saw what had written.In his column, Brooks makes a sharp distinction betw...
August 09, 2012
Marc Tucker discusses various digital learning tools and their potential to advance student performance.
July 18, 2012
Marc Tucker explains why the low-skill, high-pay jobs that the United States has lost are not coming back and how major education reform is needed in order to educate workers for the manufacturing jobs that will be available.
July 10, 2012
Marc Tucker argues that the liberal arts curriculum, although less popular today than it used to be, still has a place in today's education system.