Career and Technical Education isn’t just for students bound for blue-collar jobs, reports the Raleigh News & Observer. CTE “courses include bioscience, finance, television production, computer programming and . . . clothing design.”
What about the kid who wants to be an auto mechanic?
“Most people recognize that maintaining a car isn’t something that can be done under a tree anymore,” said state Superintendent June Atkinson. “It requires complex equipment and a very high reading level, and CTE prepares students for that kind of career path.”
OK, mechanics do need good reading and math skills. But marketing CTE to college-bound students seems to put the kids with blue-collar ambitions in second place once again.