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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.

June 09, 2016

Support Those Who Want to Work, Not Those Who Don't

Following up on his previous piece on the potential pitfalls of a universal basic income, Marc Tucker explains the types of income and education supports that can help workers coping with the impacts of advancing automation and economic globalization.

June 02, 2016

Paying People Not to Work

Interest in creating a so-called universal basic income is gaining popularity from Switzerland to Silicon Valley. Marc Tucker explores the serious questions this raises about the type of society and economy we want.

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 19, 2016

Reauthorizing the Perkins Act: Setting States Up to Succeed

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

Let's Get Serious About Career and Technical Education

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: 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?

April 07, 2016

A Presidential Agenda for the Americans Left Behind

Marc Tucker on how and why the next President of the United States should make education and workforce training his or her top priority.

March 17, 2016

U.S. Workforce Skills: Even Worse Than We Thought

New data on U.S. workforce skills show once again that U.S. workers are at an increasing disadvantage in the global labor market.

February 25, 2016

Charles Fadel on What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do

Marc Tucker interviews global education thought leader, futurist, and expert Charles Fadel on how to prepare today's students for the changes they'll face in tomorrow's world.

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