"This penetrating, scary analysis and astute, far-reaching recommendations amount to A Nation at Risk for the next generation, a brave, clear call for top-to-bottom reforms in U.S. education . . . . Tough Choices sketches a bold and efficient new vehicle for equipping 21st century Americans with the skills and knowledge they will need—and that the nation needs."
—Chester E. Finn Jr., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and President, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
"Bold, inventive, analytic, and piercing, the report's recommendations stand to make a huge difference in how America thinks about and enacts its educational enterprise for all—including its youngest—students."
—Sharon Lynn Kagan, Virginia & Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy,Teachers College, Columbia University, and Codirector, The National Center for Children and Families
"Tough Choices or Tough Times is must reading . . . . The Commission advances thought-provoking recommendations that should stimulate debate and then galvanize every sector of society . . . to muster the will and the wherewithal to ensure that America's workforce is the best educated and prepared in the world."
—Hugh Price, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Former President, National Urban League
"[O]ur students are falling further behind and the people of this nation do not seem to be alarmed. This report lays out the kind of drastic change to the system that is crucial if we are to remain a viable economic and political leader in the world."
—David P. Driscoll, Commissioner of Education, Massachusetts --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The report was critical of the educational system because students are graduating with an eight grade reading and writing level but the report was barely written on an eighth grade... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gayla Jackson
It was written in a retrospective and futuristic manner!Policy makers should read this! Easy to understand and an awareness on globalization of education.Published 20 months ago by Masita Misdi
As a father of two young children about to enter school, I picked up this book hoping to get some insight into the state of American education, trends and reforms in the making,... Read morePublished on May 30, 2011 by Newton Ooi
This an excellent book that is thought provoking as our world and how we do business is becoming more global. I believe we need to re-think how we want to educate our children. Read morePublished on May 14, 2010 by TLee
As far as I can tell, this is a very intersting book filled with very good, concrete, and implementable suggestions on how to revamp our public schools. Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Kevin Currie-Knight
One of the best, if not the best book I have seen on the state of education in the USA. It should be a wake-up call to educators and parents, grandparents, and anyone who is... Read morePublished on February 13, 2008 by Dixie
This is an interesting and important document from a group who have had considerable influence on education policy. Read morePublished on February 19, 2007 by Arnold H. Packer