Some governors in the American South are pinning their economic development hopes on attracting low-skill, low-wage employers. That's a formula for further impoverishment of those states and their residents, argues Marc Tucker.
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December 10, 2015
Education policy will dictate the future fortunes of the United States. So why, Marc Tucker wonders, are none of the presidential candidates talking about the issue?
October 22, 2015
In a special guest blog post, Ron Wolk, founding editor of Education Week and Teacher Magazine, details his vision for the future of U.S. schools.
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.
October 08, 2015
Has our definition of being an educated person kept pace with today's fast-changing world? Marc Tucker argues it's time to reopen the question.
August 06, 2015
An upcoming trip with his grandson spurs Marc Tucker to consider the challenges young people will confront in the economic landscape that lies ahead.
May 21, 2015
As other nations have before, the U.S. faces a stark choice between transforming its education system to deliver broadly-shared prosperity or continuing on its current path of growing income inequality, poverty and political instability.
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.
February 19, 2015
New data on literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills show that U.S. millennials have fallen to the back of the pack internationally and continue to slip.
July 25, 2014
Marc Tucker interviews outgoing NEA President Dennis Van Roekel about his career and how teaching and teachers' unions have changed.