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Mike Rowe - Congressional Testimony

by paxpatnate 4. May 2011 10:41

Star of "Dirty Jobs" gives his testimony on the American Workforce and how it has changed since he was a boy. When I hear politicians talk about preparing today's students for the future, I cringe at the thought of what "the future" actually means.  Is it the future where all students go to a four year college, unemployment is at double digits, and skilled jobs remain unfilled?

How do we address the problem of a skills gap? Mike hits on the point of vanishing Career and Technical education in schools. I would agree, and state that if we don't engage students by the middle school level it may be too late.

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