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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.

April 12, 2012

School-by-School vs. System Reform: Why Business Leaders Need to Go Back to the Future

Marc Tucker explains how business leaders can equitably serve American school children.

January 26, 2012

The Death of Vocational Education and the Demise of the American Middle Class

Marc Tucker writes about the death of vocational education and the demise of the American Middle Class.

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