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June 22, 2017

What Does It Mean to Be Career Ready? ESSA Plans Offer an Answer

Marc Tucker discusses why state efforts to define work readiness and build stronger career and technical education systems are missing the mark.

May 18, 2017

Immigration and Education Are Necessary to Build a Strong Workforce

Marc Tucker discusses why immigration and education are essential components for building a highly skilled workforce.

May 11, 2017

Dispatch From Paris on the Eve of the Election

A conversation during a taxi ride from de Gaulle airport in Paris reflects similar political and economic dynamics in France and the U.S.

May 04, 2017

'How Do I Pick the Right College, Grandpa?'

Marc Tucker recounts a recent conversation with his grandson on how to choose the right college and career.

April 20, 2017

How the Mind Works: Reflections Prompted by Steven Pinker

Marc Tucker asks some tough questions about the rise of intelligent machines and the impact it will have on the future of education, work and life in general.

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.

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