‘Career Technical’ Education: More Middle in the Middle Class?
Training students for jobs that are less likely to be outsourced, de-skilled, or stuck at minimum wage.
James Fallows Mar 29 2014, 12:16 PM ET www.theatlantic.com
Two days ago I mentioned what my wife and I had seen this month at Camden County High School, in southernmost Georgia. There all students, in addition to regular academic subjects and 20-plus AP offerings, are enrolled after freshman year in one of five “academies” emphasizing specific occupational skills. This approach used to be called “vocational ed,” is now known as career technical education, and is designed to equip students, whether or not they are headed for college, with skills that will give them options and leverage for higher-paid jobs. Click to read more.