Basic questions about career and technical education are on the table as part of the policy debate on how to reform K-12 education, particularly high schools. This report from JFF and the Aspen Institute Education and Society Program summarizes what we know (and don’t know) about the value of high school career-focused education—and it proposes a reform agenda for high school career and technical education. The report was prepared by JFF’s Richard Kazis, with commentary by Gene Bottoms, Betsy Brand, Katherine L. Hughes, Elliott A. Medrich, Katharine M. Oliver, Governor Mark Warner, and Ross Wiener.
Remaking Career and Technical Education is one of a series of Double the Numbers publications from JFF. The Double the Numbers Initiative is designed to deepen support for state and federal policies that can dramatically increase the number of low-income young people who enter and complete postsecondary education.