"College for everyone has become a matter of political correctness, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than a quarter of new job openings will require a bachelor of arts degree. We're not training our students for the jobs that actually exist." - Diane Ravitch, professor of education at New York University.
Our latest story about SkillsUSA
got us thinking about the importance of vocational education in our country. That thinking led us to an interesting article from TIME magazine titled "Learning That Works."
The article discusses how voc-ed programs fell out of fashion because they were perceived as a dumping ground for kids who couldn't perform in a traditional academic setting. But today, voc-ed programs are become a important part of education systems across the country, providing a unique and hands-on approach to learning that better prepares students for life after high school. Click here
to read the article and learn more.
Does your school have voc-ed programs? Tell us about them!