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June 13, 2014

College: The Key to Prosperity - or Is It?

A look at Switzerland's vocational education system and what the United States could stand to learn from their success.

June 06, 2014

American Schools - Back to 'Separate But Equal'?

Marc Tucker explains how housing segregation leads to school segregation and calls for reforming our school finance system.

May 27, 2014

Unacceptable Options for Our Most Vulnerable Students

In order to meet the demands of our workforce, the United States must build a strong vocational education and training system and provide students who want to pursue this path with much stronger academic skills then they currently have now.

December 19, 2013

Why Has US Education Performance Flatlined?

Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.

November 08, 2013

Vocational Education and the American Economy

How important is a strong vocational education and training system to national economic success?

August 30, 2013

VET: The Other Side of Finland's System

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

School Reform in Philadelphia: A Study in Agony

Marc Tucker talks with David Oh, a city councilman from Philadelphia, about the city's struggle with education governance and reform.

November 20, 2012

The Skills Gap

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

Automation, Employment, and the Importance of Vocational Education

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

Immigration and Education

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...

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