[ BOOKS Reskilling America ] author Katherine S. Newman – thetributepages.co.uk
Amiliarity with advanced technologyA good portion of this slim accessible book is devoted to a look at various vocational programs that have managed to survive in the inhospitable American ducational climate The authors introduce readers to a number of vocationally oriented high schools community colleges and technical colleges offering a window into the opportunities they provide for students and the challenges they
in fundraising and Coping With The Demands Of A One Size All with the demands of a one size fits all test regime The book then moves on to Germany where the authors provide an overview of the dual system of vocational schools and apprenticeships that have helped Germany maintain its prominence as a center of manufacturing Although the German system is not perfect the authors acknowledge some issues with parochialism it s abundantly clear that Germany has found a way to provide secure middle class jobs in sectors that Americans have basically written off To the uninitiated American the idea of a fully unionized A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings employer succeeding in a global market while undertaking the time andxpense to train young workers sounds like a fantasy But this is merely par for the course in Germany where the only real threat to the system seems to be a rising cultural bias against blue collar jobs and a diminishing pipeline of young apprenticesFinally the authors return to the United States and A New Philosophy of History explore the various state and local programs that are trying to provide better vocational training and apprenticeship programs In many cases these initiatives areither spearheaded or inspired by German Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction employers that have set up operations in the United States While these initiatives are a bit of a patchwork and limited by the American cultural biases discussed above the authors find green shoots of innovation in such unlikely places as rural South Carolina This book isn t a partisan screed or a promise for a silver bullet inducation policy just a sharply observed and thoughtfully argued case for reassessing our national ducational priorities and creating new policies that can give underserved students an opportunity to make it into the middle class. Where youth unemployment is a mere 7% they call for a radical reevaluation of the idea of vocational training long discredited as an instrument of tracking The United States can prepare a new high performance labor force if we revamp our school system to value industry apprenticeship and rigorous technical ducation By doing so we will not only be able to meet the growing demand for skilled FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck employees in dozens of sectors wheremployers decry the absence of well trained workers we will make the American Dream accessible to ,
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Spending a good 20 pages or so bashing the people and groups you recommend could very people groups you recommend could your agenda in the last ten pages probably is not a great way to get what you d like doneThis would be one hell of an argument if the pet peeves portions had been cut out by A DECENT EDITOR MORE AND SCHOOLS ARE HEADING BACK decent Big Little Man editor More and schools are heading back traditional methods of post secondary choices Our schools should support trade schools tonhance our labor workforce Some kids are not meant to be a college bound studentbut trade school or armed services are a better choice A typical American school day finds 6 million high school kids struggling with algebra All too many students are The Man from Beijing expected to fail Why are we subjecting our kids to this Our students are led through a one size fits all program when in reality an 8th grade mathducation suffices most fields after high school According to Hacker 1 in 4 of the nations high school freshmen fail to finish high school citing algebra as the culpritHacker New York Times 2012 Lots of people agree that the United States Creating Lasting Value educational system is broken what the problem is and how to fix it remains disputed These authors try to make the case that the way forward is an increased focus on vocationalducation apprenticeships technical training rather than the to their minds misguided mantra of college for all When college is just a pointless debt trap for unprepared students and it does not provide skills that Understanding Markets and Strategy employers need why fixate on itThe conclusion may be viable but this book is a superficial take on the topic It strings together anecdote after anecdote of students who love their vocational training and are super successful at it bemoaning that the United States funds these approaches so poorly and ties them up in red tape college preparation reuirements and low social standing There s a nagging sensation throughout that they re not showing what s behind the curtain as they present itveryone in skills based training is motivated Montana Dreams excited about learning multiple studentsxplicitly call out trigonometry of all things as delightfully useful and clearly on track to Immerwelt - Der Pakt earn a livable wage They occasionally present sta. From Katherine Newman award winning author of No Shame in My Game and sociologist Hella Winston a sharp and irrefutable call to reenergize this nation's long neglected system of vocational trainingAfter decades of off shoring and downsizing that have left blue collar workers obsolete and stranded the United States is now on the verge of an industrial renaissance But we don't have a skillednough labor pool to fill the positions that will be created which are in many cases technically demanding and reuire specialized skills ,
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Vocational School Are Beingschool are being but we never hear further about the ones who fail out and it seems particularly notable that so many people aren t succeeding when some of these schools are space constrained to only admit small percentages of their applicants The authors seem to think the solution is to throw money at the system until it works ven though that s basically what happened with the academiccollege track the authors think is overrated It s also strange how disconnected the individual students and schools they discuss are from the big state level policies they celebrate Wisconsin apparently has a fabulous program that does things right than most other states do but the authors still talk about people from New York Another main strand in the book is to argue against fears that tracking students onto a college based or vocational path is racially discriminatory and represents giving up on the poor and disadvantaged The authors are deeply concerned with being accused by left wingers of doing this and spend a lot of time insisting rather defensively given that their case seems pretty reasonable that being tracked into a successful second class system would mark an improvement over the current failing college preparation system that most students are stuck with A couple of the book s chapters focus on Germany and German students as something of a model for what America should do with In this timely look at a very important topic Katherine Newman and Hella Winston challenge prevailing views about the form and value of vocational ducation in the United States Whereas vocational Picture Theory education has become the red headed stepchild of Americanducation policy the authors argue that the mantra of college for all has failed to deliver real benefits to many students while facilitating a lack of workers for middle skill professions like manufacturing welding HVAC students while facilitating a lack of workers for middle skill professions like manufacturing welding HVAC plumbing The authors trace this bias to American concerns about pigeonholing students at an Ancestral Voices early age and a broader lack of respect for the blue collar professionsven as those professions reuire greater Decades long series of idealistic And Bid Him Sing educational policies with thexpressed goal of getting Aristotle Detective (Aristotle every student to go to college has left a generation of potential workers out of the system Touted as a progressivegalitarian institution providing opportunity Bones, Clones, and Biomes even to those with the greatest need the American secondary school system has in fact deepenedxisting ineualitiesWe can do better argue acclaimed sociologists Katherine Newman and Hella Winston Taking a page from the successful Bringing the Empire Home experience of countries like Germany and Austria.