Tough Choices or Tough Times

Tough Choices or Tough Times

The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce

Book - 2008
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Tough Choices or Tough Times, the report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, shows how the dynamics of the global economy will lead to a steady decline in the American standard of living if this country does not undertake the first thorough overhaul of its education system in a century. This new revised and expanded version of Tough Choices or Tough Times includes:
  • An updated Introduction
  • A summary of the Commission's proposals
  • Commentaries on the proposals by Denis Doyle, Lawrence Mishel, Michael Petrilli, Diane Ravitch, and Richard Rothstein, with responses from members of the Commission.

Tough Choices or Tough Times provides a well-researched analysis of the issues and a compelling set of proposals for changing our system of education.

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The Report bypasses the existing arguments for and against reform, and outlines an entirely new approach to education in the US. All the media corporations buzzed with excitement when it was released in December 2006, but universally decreed that such radical ideas could never be adopted or implemented. This revised edition incorporates such comments on the report and the commission's responses to them, informed in some cases by subsequent work to implement the principles in state school systems. Jossey-Bass in an imprint of Wiley. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: San Francisco : Wiley, 2008
Edition: Rev. and expanded
ISBN: 9780470267561
Characteristics: xxxvii, 219 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm


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