Career and Technical Education

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Work Instead of School: A Better Approach for Our Lowest-Performing Students?

A compromise between dropping out and staying in school would allow teenagers to move forward into the world of work, while remaining connected to the school system.
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Of Course There’s Tracking in High Schools. Get Over It.

The real question is what the tracks look like, and where they head.

College Isn’t For Everyone

Let many 16- and 17-year-olds spend time mostly in workplace apprenticeships, not traditional high school classrooms.


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