Marc Tucker
President and CEO


  • Career and technical education
  • International comparisons
  • Teacher quality
  • Workforce development

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 been among the leaders in researching the policies and practices of countries seen as having the best education systems in the world. Tucker served in the 1970s as the associate director of the National Institute of Education. He created the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and authored its report, A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century. He was appointed by President Clinton to the National Skill Standards Board. Tucker is a visiting distinguished fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Tucker is the author, co-author or editor of numerous articles, reports and books, including Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the World’s Leading Systems.