Ready to Work: Reviving Vocational Ed

By Emily Hanford and Laurie Stern, Submitted by Bill Symonds.

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today the new mantra is “college for all.” But not everyone wants to go to college, and more than half of jobs don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Many experts say it’s time to bring back career and technical education. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education is being reimagined. (Listen now.)

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