Educational achievement in America, once the envy of the world, has slipped steadily over the past couple of decades. At the same time, U.S. businesses increasingly suffer from a shortage of skilled workers in many technical and specialist fields, even as overall unemployment remains distressingly high.
For all these problems, there is a practical solution at hand: high school and postsecondary programs that are explicitly linked to career paths and skills relevant to the workplace. But this requires dispelling, or at least toning down, the gospel of “four-year college for all” and reallocating resources to strengthen community colleges and employer-sponsored apprenticeships. The health of the U.S. economy depends as much on voc-tech (vocational-technical education) as on Caltech…
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