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Opinion: K-12 career technical education funding will go away–unless we fight for it

September 29, 2017 by Alyssa Lynch 0 comments

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“I am thinking of starting my own Vocational School,” said the CEO of a local manufacturing company.

His frustration echoes other business leaders at a recent roundtable discussion. There is a lack of well-trained people in the trades, and it is growing.

“Why aren’t we talking to our legislators about the lack of funding for [Career Technical Education] programs in schools?” said another panelist.

More CEOs and business owners need to raise their voices: There is a looming expiration of funding for Career Technical Education (CTE).

Read more at: The Mercury News

Alyssa Lynch

This article was written by Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent at Metropolitan Education District, which operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. She has been a critical voice for Career Technical Education for 25 years.