American RadioWorks Documentary
4:55 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Ready To Work: Reviving Vocational Ed

Thursday, October 16 – 1 p.m.

From American RadioWorks: 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 that kind of tracking smacks of classism. "College for all" is the new mantra. But not everyone wants to go to college, and nearly half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring career and technical education back.

This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education has changed and how its reshaping debates about the purpose of school.