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Speaker Biography

Marc Tucker

 Marc Tucker
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.

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, Standards for Our Schools: How to Set Them, Measure Them and Reach Them; Thinking for a Living: Education and the Wealth of Nations; Tough Choices or Tough Times, Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for the United States, and Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the World’s Leading Systems. Mr. Tucker has testified frequently to the U.S. Congress and state legislatures.