Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

If life were a game of Chutes and Ladders, career and technical education has historically been a chute, an off-ramp for students who, for a variety reasons, were not succeeding in “traditional” education. But students across the academic spectrum — even bachelor’s degree holders — are battling to find their footing in today’s economy. Our schools and colleges are good at sorting students, but few economically empower them. Career preparation is good for all kids, not just “those” kids. And if we want to build ladders to better opportunities, career…

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An Activist Who Campaigned Against Cecil Rhodes Just Accepted a $50,000 Rhodes Scholarship

An Activist Who Campaigned Against Cecil Rhodes Just Accepted a $50,000 Rhodes Scholarship

An activist who campaigned against the legacy of British empire builder Cecil John Rhodes is to become a beneficiary of the Victorian mining mogul’s bequest after being made a Rhodes Scholar. South African Joshua Nott, 23, was prominent in a successful 2015 campaign to remove a statue of Rhodes from the University of Cape Town, the BBC reports, arguing that Rhodes was a symbol of colonialism and a racist. During the campaign, Nott compared the presence of Rhodes’ statue at the University of Cape Town to displaying “a swastika in…

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Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference. It’s no secret that a college education is outrageously expensive at most four year schools, and many graduates struggle to keep their heads above water given the low entry level wages. Many more people are choosing not…

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Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference. It’s no secret that a college education is outrageously expensive at most four year schools, and many graduates struggle to keep their heads above water given the low entry level wages. Many more people are choosing not…

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