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June 02, 2016

Paying People Not to Work

Interest in creating a so-called universal basic income is gaining popularity from Switzerland to Silicon Valley. Marc Tucker explores the serious questions this raises about the type of society and economy we want.

May 12, 2016

Let's Get Serious About Career and Technical Education

In the second part of a series on career and technical education, Marc Tucker argues that CTE should be both academically demanding and result in a meaningful credential for graduates.

April 07, 2016

A Presidential Agenda for the Americans Left Behind

Marc Tucker on how and why the next President of the United States should make education and workforce training his or her top priority.

August 06, 2015

Dear Luke: A Letter to My Grandson on the Future He Faces

An upcoming trip with his grandson spurs Marc Tucker to consider the challenges young people will confront in the economic landscape that lies ahead.

March 21, 2014

Accountability and the Modern Teachers' Union

In his fifth blog post on accountability, Marc Tucker addresses the question: How can we move to a professional model of teaching when we have unions that are based on a blue-collar model of teaching?

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.

June 06, 2013

A Framework for Thinking and Learning

Marc Tucker interviews Kai-ming Cheng, Professor and Chair of Education and Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China.

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.

July 19, 2012

Manufacturing Jobs: What Will It Really Take to Bring Them Back?

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.

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