- 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.
Keywords: tough choices, tough times, school reform, economic impact, international competition, brain drain, braindrain, global economy, skills of the American workforce, New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, Diane Ravitch, Marc S. Tucker, Charles Knapp, William Brock, Michael Dolan, John Engler, Steve Gunderson, Joel Klein, Marc Morial, Roderick Paige, Richard Reilly, Charles Reed, Henry Schacht, Morton Bahr, Judy Codding, David Driscoll, Paul Elsner, Clifford Janey, Sharon Lynn Kaga, Dal Lawrence, Ray Marshall, Beverly O'Neill, Thomas Payzant, Richard Riley, SusanSclafani, Harry Spence, A. William Wiggenhorn, William Wiggenhorn, NCEE, N.C.E.E., National Center on Education and the Economy