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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 25, 2017

Sing Kong Lee: In Memoriam

Marc Tucker on the passing of one of the world's great education thinkers and leaders and his good friend, Sing Kong Lee of Singapore.

April 27, 2017

What American Education Can Learn from Top Performers on Teacher Quality

Marc Tucker discusses the release of Linda Darling-Hammond's NCEE-supported international comparative study of teaching quality systems, Empowered Educators.

March 09, 2017

Decision Memo to State Leaders: How to (or Not to) Compete in the Global Economy

Marc Tucker presents a simple choice for governors—pursue an education and economic agenda centered on building a highly skilled workforce or allow your state to slip further behind in the global economy.

May 26, 2016

Making Youth Apprenticeships Work

Marc Tucker explains why apprenticeship rates in the U.S. have lagged those of other developed economies and what the world's best apprenticeship systems can teach us about how to build a system that works for our students.

May 05, 2016

Career and Technical Education: What's the Goal?

Career and technical education is gaining much-needed attention, but are we building the kind of system that will deliver the skills our students need to compete?

January 21, 2016

Top Performers Offer U.S. Much More Effective Models of Teacher PD

NCEE's groundbreaking research on teacher professional learning was the topic of conversation recently among some of the leading voices in education, including Lily Eskelsen GarcĂ­a, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Joshua Starr.

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.

January 05, 2012

An International Perspective on Teacher Quality

Marc Tucker provides an international perspective on teacher quality.

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