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Are Stereotypes About Career And Technical Education Crumbling?

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I was a HS CTE teacher for 7 years and couldn't agree more with this trend of different types of students enrolling in CTE courses. CTE teachers have the joy and challenge of teaching diverse students of mixed grades and ability levels. We also have an “ace in the hole” with cross-industry student organizations that extend rich learning experiences beyond the physical and time boundaries of schools. In no other content area do I see more cross-curricular infusion of math and literacy skills combined with a focus on college AND career readiness. I hope CTE programs remain strong and expand in the years to come as they provide the relevance ALL students need to be academically engaged and successful. Here's my blog about this related topic: http://blogs.sas.com/content/statelocalgov/2011/09/15/part-2-of-the-3-r%e2%80%99s-of-education-real-world-relevance/

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