Marc Tucker explains why American education flatlined in the 1970s while our international competitors continued to improve and now surpass us.
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December 19, 2013
November 07, 2013
How important is a strong vocational education and training system to national economic success?
November 05, 2013
North Carolina teachers, parents, and supporters of public schools staged "walk-ins" this past week to protests cuts in public education. The architect of these bad policies should pay close attention and start listening instead of lecturing.
September 30, 2013
If we cannot find the funding for our public schools how can we expect things like the achievement gap to close or high school graduation rates to rise? It was understandable that budgets had to be slashed when the bottom dropped out of the economy but now that we are in a more stable place, it is time to get back to funding what matters most: the education of our K-12 students.
September 03, 2013
What students study matters more than where they go to college, says a new report by the American Institutes for Research.
August 30, 2013
Marc Tucker interviews Nancy Hoffman, Vice President and Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, about the less talked about side of Finland's education system - vocational education and training.
August 24, 2013
North Carolina may have the most deceptive governor in America. He says one thing, but his actions are much different.The public schools are suffering major setbacks under his leadership.
August 20, 2013
Marc Tucker talks with David Oh, a city councilman from Philadelphia, about the city's struggle with education governance and reform.
August 02, 2013
The highest share of young adults age 18 to 31 are living in their parents' home in four decades.
July 27, 2013
The North Carolina legislature has turned back the clock on the state's reputation for having an innovative and progressive education system. Program after program has been defunded or dismantled.