Marc S. Tucker
National Center on Education and the Economy
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 in academic and occupational standards and assessment, and has also been among the leaders in benchmarking the policies and practices of the countries with the best education systems in the world. Tucker has been instrumental in creating the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, the New Standards Consortium, the National Skills Standards Board, America’s Choice (a comprehensive school reform program), and the National Institute for School Leadership.
Tucker previously served as executive director at Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy, president at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, associate director at the National Institute of Education, and as a professor of education at the University of Rochester. 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. Tucker has testified frequently before the U.S. Congress and before state legislatures.