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Education Strengthening Career and Technical Education

Author Laura Jimenez discusses why state high schools should be given adequate resources to prepare all students for both college and their careers.

The president recently signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This bill updates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, the primary federal law governing career and technical education, and provide more than $1 billion to fund school-based technical training programs.

Unfortunately, states are ill-positioned to maximize the potential of this law to train the next generation of the American workforce.

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Laura Jimenez

Former Director, Standards and Accountability