A descriptive portrait of career and technical education students in Texas.
Originally published by American Enterprise Institute
Vocational education was once synonymous with tracking—the systematic funneling of low-income, underrepresented minority, limited English proficient, and low-achieving students into technical pathways with limited educational and economic benefit. But more recent research has found that students who concentrate in career and technical education (CTE) may actually be more likely to go to college than otherwise equivalent students who do not. Have CTE programs become more rigorous, or has the population of students who concentrate in CTE evolved? Who is the modern CTE student?
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