The Value of Voc Ed
Greta Anderson, Inside Higher Ed
A new study published by Education Next says high schoolers who take career and technology education courses achieve the same college success as students who focus on more academic courses, and they are only slightly less likely to enroll in college in the first place.
The report, Depth Over Breadth: The Value of Vocational Education in U.S. High Schools, addresses the question of whether students who take CTE courses are disadvantaged because they did not invest time in more standard academic courses. The answer is "no," the study's authors contend.