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Advocacy for Technical Education: Harvard’s Pathways to Prosperity

In February, 2011 the Harvard Graduate School of Education​ published a report entitled Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century. The report espouses the following claims:

  • The United States has fallen woefully behind other nations both in quality of education and in numbers of graduates of both high school and post-secondary institutions.
  • Our current secondary educational system is failing our youth and business by failing to offer multiple pathways to employment.
  • Our current post-secondary educational system is failing our youth and business by failing to produce job-ready graduates.
  • In order to solve this educational and economic quandary technical education, cooperative education opportunities, and increased employer involvement must become a primary focus of our educational policy.

You can read and download the report here (Adobe Reader required).