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The Des Moines Register published an op-ed Sunday by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten detailing her support for CTE as a proven strategy to improving student outcomes and strengthen American education. The article comes on the heels of AFT’s Thursday announcement launching its Promising Pathways Initiative, which will provide $500,000 to five cities nationwide that have signed a compact to expand CTE programs for the benefit of their students and communities.
“If our nation is going to get ahead and stay ahead, we need to create many paths to good jobs in this 21st-century economy. Career and technical education programs in high schools are promising pathways, giving young people marketable skills and training for well-paying, middle-class jobs,” Weingarten wrote. She also included a clear call to federal policymakers to invest in CTE programs and provide support to professionals who are carrying out critical work to prepare students for success in growing sectors, citing a recent AFT survey that indicated nearly universal support for CTE as a way to increase opportunity for students.
ACTE partners with organizations like AFT to build support in Washington and across the country for CTE and investment in its future. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit the CTE Action Center here!
Posted by Sean Lynch on 06/15/2015 at 01:41 PM in Federal Funding, In the News | Permalink
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