Marc Tucker challenges the notion that policy makers must choose between a strong academic education and vocational education.
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July 20, 2017
July 13, 2017
To effectively connect rigorous academic education with applied learning, Marc Tucker calls for a unified effort by states, the federal government and the nation's leading foundations.
December 15, 2016
Former industrial workers in the United States may pine for the jobs and industries that have abandoned them, but that won't bring them back, explains Marc Tucker.
May 26, 2016
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 19, 2016
Marc Tucker explains how the reauthorization of the Perkins Act presents an opportunity to address the urgent need to greatly improve our career and technical education system.
May 12, 2016
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.
May 05, 2016
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?
April 07, 2016
Marc Tucker on how and why the next President of the United States should make education and workforce training his or her top priority.
October 15, 2015
While most U.S. educators scorn Europe's "tracking" of students, the reality is that students in U.S. schools are part of a very aggressive sorting system that yields less social mobility, not more.
March 12, 2015
In the latest report from the Center on International Education Benchmarking, written by Asia Society's Vivien Stewart, we find that China's hopes of transitioning to a high-skill, high-wage economy will hinge on its ability to scale-up and modernize its vocational education and training system.