Breaking our Baccalaureate Addiction
Written by Kate Blosveren, Associate Executive Director
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 12:18 PM PDT (excerpted below - read entire post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/NASDCTEc_Blog/~3/upEDnPzou0Y/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email)
It’s not that kids aren’t “college material,” but that the bachelor’s degree is increasingly immaterial
As long as CTE is framed as the non-college option, rather than a pathway to a broader set of college options, we are perpetuating CTE as an inferior, rather than an equally viable (and more reliable), choice.
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Finally, we need to flip the system so “career” comes before “college.” Students’ career aspirations should dictate their postsecondary pathways rather than the other way around. It’s not easy, it’s not clean – in fact, it’s a paradigm shift – but it’s what it’s going to take to get our economy back on track and all students their shot at the American dream.
Kate Blosveren, Associate Executive Director