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September 12, 2018

Is What Once Made U.S. Schools Great Now Holding Them Back?

Marc Tucker takes us through the development of the U.S. education system and examines how key elements of that development have allowed a growing number of countries to far exceed American performance.

August 16, 2018

The Summer of '18

Marc Tucker's reflections as the summer months come to a close.

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 14, 2018

AI, Robotics, and Neural Networks: Revolutionary or Overhyped?

While experts disagree on the size of the effects of new technologies on the economy and society as a whole, Marc Tucker argues that the consequences for education will be nothing short of profound.

January 25, 2018

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump on Jobs: Both Wrong

Neither Trump's trade policies nor Sanders' promise of free college are strategies that will build the workforce we need to compete in the global economy, writes Marc Tucker.

December 12, 2017

Free Market Reforms in Education: Is Monopoly Better?

Education in the U.S. doesn't need more disruption by the "free market", argues Marc Tucker. It needs to learn from the world's top performers about how to effectively leverage education research for improvement in the classroom.

November 15, 2017

Educating for a Digital Future: Thoughts on Curriculum

Marc Tucker shares his ideas on what knowledge and experiences young people might need in order to cope with the rise of artificial intelligence technologies described in his blog from last week.

November 09, 2017

Educating for a Digital Future: The Challenge

With the rise of artificial intelligence technologies, Marc Tucker discusses the implications for education and learning.

August 02, 2017

Foxconn in Wisconsin -- A Truly Bad Deal

Wisconsin's $3 billion Foxconn deal is an economic and workforce loser for the state and its residents, argues Marc Tucker.

May 11, 2017

Dispatch From Paris on the Eve of the Election

A conversation during a taxi ride from de Gaulle airport in Paris reflects similar political and economic dynamics in France and the U.S.

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