Marc Tucker

    Author Bio:
    Marc S. Tucker is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Center on Education and the Economy. He is an internationally recognized expert on academic and occupational standards and assessment, and has also been among the leaders in researching the policies and practices of the countries with the best education systems in the world. Tucker served in the ‘70’s as the Associate Director of the National Institute of Education, in charge of the nation’s government-funded research on education policy. He then created the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy at Carnegie Corporation of New York, and authored its report, A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century. He led the Carnegie Forum team as it created the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and served as the Board’s first president. Tucker then founded the National Center on Education and the Economy and, in that role, created the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, the New Standards Consortium, America’s Choice (a comprehensive school reform program), the National Institute for School Leadership and Excellence for All (a high school reform program). Cited by President Clinton as a major intellectual contributor to Clinton Administration education and labor policies, he was appointed by the President to the National Skills Standards Board. He has also served as author, co-author or editor of many articles and several books and reports, including, America’s Choice; high skills or low wages!, Standards for Our Schools: How to Set Them, Measure Them and Reach Them; Thinking for a Living: Education and the Wealth of Nations; The Principal Challenge; and Tough Choices or Tough Times. Most recently, he served as editor of Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the World’s Leading Systems (Harvard Education Press, November 2011). Mr. Tucker has testified frequently to the U.S. Congress and state legislatures.


A Different Role for Teachers Unions

Cooperation brings high scores in Canada and Finland

WINTER 2012 / VOL. 12, NO. 1

Out with the Old

University-based school administration programs are incoherent, undercapitalized, and disconnected from the districts where graduates are most likely to seek employment. There is much to be learned from the way business and the military train their leaders

Fall 2003 / Vol. 3, No. 4

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My Response to Jay Greene’s “Best Practices are the Worst”

Jay Greene’s review of “Surpassing Shanghai” in Education Next was not so much a review as a hatchet job.

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