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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 20, 2018

What, Exactly, Should the Purpose of Career and Technical Education Be?

The world's best Career and Technical Education systems produce graduates with industry-recognized credentials that have real economic value. Marc Tucker argues that's the exception rather than the rule for US CTE programs.

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?

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.

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