Tough Choices or Tough Times
The Report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce (Revised and Expanded Version)
2008, 264 pages. Jossey-Bass, www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470267569.html
This revised edition of 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 the country does not undertake a thorough overhaul of its education system, the first in a century. Included is an analysis describing the kind of economy needed to sustain the current standard of living and the kinds of skills and knowledge that American workers need to make that economy work. It also details the dramatic changes in governance, finance, organization, and management of the American education and training systems that are needed.