Author: Marc Tucker

Cross-posted from Education Week If vocational education is so important, how come the U.S. economy is doing so well?  The United States is not on anyone's list of countries with the best vocational education and training systems.  But the U.S. economy is surprisingly healthy compared to...

Cross-posted from Education Week The subject was the public's reaction to the introduction of the Common Core in New York State.  The venue was a middle school near Albany.  In the hot seat was John King, New York State's Commissioner of Education, conducting a three-hour hearing. ...

Cross-posted from Education Week Does it make sense to say that the state will set the standards and the assessments, but leave the decisions about curriculum and instruction up to schools and teachers?  I asked this question of Jim Pellegrino, Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Psychology at...

Cross-posted from Education Week Jobs for the Future Vice President and Senior Advisor Nancy Hoffman's recent book, Schooling in the Workplace, describes six national vocational education systems.  But it does not include Finland, though the quality of Finland's compulsory schools is now legendary.  Hoffman was curious—did...