Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Novel Idea: Educate People for Good Jobs

San Jose Mercury-News:
For years, California's 6 million public school students have been given a clear message: If you want to succeed in life, go to college.In reality, almost one-third of the state's high school students will drop out. Nearly another third will graduate without the credits needed to attend a four-year university. And many will go on to college but fail once they get there, unsure of what to study or how to make classes translate into a good job.

Now, after years of playing second fiddle to college-track course work, vocational education in high schools is emerging as one solution to many of these problems.

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