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Mike Phillips: Vocational-Tech Training in High School

March 4, 2013

States including Indiana, Texas, and North Carolina considering legislation creating vocational high school diplomas for students who are interested in a career that doesn’t require a four-year college degree. Why don't many Americans esteem vocational education, and what are its benefits to young people and communities? Mark Phillips, a former teacher and college professor, joins the podcast to discuss. He’s trained Norway’s vocational teachers and now writes about education and manages the Marin Independent Journal. Check out an article he's written on Edutopia: Why We Should Care about Vocational Education.