Wednesday, April 14, 2004

K-16 Pipeline

Joanne Jacobs finds some interesting holes in the K-16 pipeline, casting more doubt on the idea that all (or even most) kids should be going to college/university after high school. She's got some scary drop-out stats in there as well. As I've been saying lately to anyone who will listen, it just doesn't make sense from a labour perspective or for an individual's self-actualization. If I was a career counsellor right now, I'd be telling kids to take short-term training or apprenticeships for skilled trades and technician work -- aircraft and automotive mechanics, medical sonographers, dental hygienists, etc.

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