Thirty years ago, the “one way to win” paradigm in education became popular in high schools. Counselors only promoted classes that would lead teenage students to college. In the long term, this wiped out vocational programs, known now as Career Technical Education (CTE).
In 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown created the new Local Control Funding Formula to redirect the investments in special programs. He stated if districts value a program, they will fund it. His idea of funding Career Technical Education was to throw $500 million out to both school districts and CTE centers to compete for grants. In addition, grants must be matched with district funds.
The programs become sustainable when the grants conclude.
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