Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy, created the National Alliance for Restructuring Education, which provides technical assistance and professional development in support of school reform in districts and states. Tucker also created and served as a member of the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce. Tucker chairs the research committee of the National Skills Standard Board, leading the design of the national occupational skill standards system. Previously, Tucker served as executive director of the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy and as associate director of the National Institute of Education. Together with Ray Marshall, Tucker wrote Thinking for a Living: Education and the Wealth of Nations, winner of the Sidney Hillman Prize for 1992, and selected by Business Week as one of the ten best books of 1992.
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