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March 16, 2017

How to Prepare Your Students for College and Work

Marc Tucker shows how top performers use qualifications systems to ensure that students are college- and career-ready and what the U.S. can learn from it.

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.

March 02, 2017

Political Parties Go After the Working Class, But Are They Serious?

With a populist wave reshaping the American political landscape as we know it, Marc Tucker makes an appeal for bold leadership that doesn't shy away from hard truths about the future of work and education.

February 23, 2017

The Global Search for Education: A Conversation With Cathy (C.M.) Rubin

Cathy (C.M.) Rubin and Marc Tucker engage in a wide-ranging discussion on the skills our students need to compete in today's globalized economy.

February 16, 2017

Education Alone Won't Solve Poverty, Social Isolation, and Resentment

Education is not a silver bullet solution to addressing the consequences of globalization and automation, writes Marc Tucker.

December 15, 2016

Rust Belt Workers Don't Want to Hear About Education and Retraining

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.

December 06, 2016

The 2015 PISA Results: What Do They Mean?

Marc Tucker explores how the PISA 2015 results may impact how we think about everything from math instruction and teaching quality to our place in the global labor market and immigration policy.

December 01, 2016

Education and Job Training Policy: The Key to the Future of American Politics?

Marc Tucker explores how future electoral success for both parties will be determined by who can deliver the education and training workers need to compete in a globalized labor market.

November 22, 2016

What Japan Can Teach Us About the 'Rust Belt Revolt'

After a conversation with veteran public administrator Harry Spence, Marc Tucker explores the potential lessons that Japan's response to globalization could provide for the U.S. Rust Belt.

June 29, 2016

Preparing Students for the Gig Economy, Automation, and Uncertainty

If you could design an education system for an entire state or nation, what would it look like? Marc Tucker details some important considerations for building an education system to prepare students for a changing global economy.

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