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Black History & Career and Technical Education
February 27th, 2014 David R. Jones
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION HELPS MALE STUDENTS OF COLOR
When my father Justice Thomas R. Jones was growing up in Brooklyn in the 1920’s, my grandfather forbade him from working with tools, fearing that he might become a “mechanic” rather than a black intellectual. My grandfather’s viewpoint was fueled by the “Great Debate,” between Booker T. Washington, and WEB Dubois.
Now may be the time to revisit the debate, focusing primarily on young men of color who are either dropping out of school or graduating without the necessary skills to acquire well-paying jobs in our labor market. Now is the time to advocate for the expansion and upgrading of what is known as Career and Technical Education (CTE). Not too long ago, CTE schools and programs were part of a second-class system known as vocational education and populated by students for whom we had the lowest expectations. Times have certainly changed.
CTE schools include programs relevant to vibrant and emerging fields - graphic and architectural design, aviation maintenance, culinary arts, computer science, and video production, just to name a few. The ultimate goal of CTE is to provide young people with the basic skills to move into well-paying jobs. CTE programs should act as a pipeline to apprenticeships and good jobs.
The Department of Education should continue to expand these programs, while studying what is making them so effective for young men. At the same time, the next step in the growth of CTE is to raise the bar past graduation to improved college readiness. In order to shed the reputation as an alternative to college preparation programs, CTE schools must place a stronger emphasis on equipping students to excel at the next educational level.
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