09/16/2021

Dan Walters: California Vocational Education in Danger

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governorship can be faulted for many failings – particularly squandering opportunities to clean up the state’s tortured finances.

However, he also deserves credit for some accomplishments. Not the least was pulling vocational education – training for the real work of a prosperous society – back from the brink of extinction.

It’s now called “career technical education,” or “CTE.” It’s not only vital for a functioning economy, but vital for those who lack interest in and/or aptitude for collegiate education, but want careers in well-paying skilled fields.

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