as staff director of the group that created the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and as the Board’s first president. Mr. Tucker is co-author of Thinking for a Living: Education and the Wealth of Nations and of Standards for Our Schools: How to Set Them, Measure Them, and Reach Them. Mr. Tucker chairs the standards, assessment, and certification policy committee of the National Skill Standards Board. Prior to forming the National Center on Education and the Economy, Mr. Tucker served as associate director of the National Institute of Education, where he directed the Institute’s policy research program. Mr. Tucker holds an A.B. degree from Brown University.
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