K-12 and Career Education
We must provide our K-12 teachers and our schools with the resources they need to ensure that our students graduate from high school ready to thrive in college or a career, including the jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree.
MCPS career-readiness programs should be expanded to address current economic realities. Not every student needs or wants a four-year degree. A recent Career and Technology Education (CTE) program review stated that K-12 schools should shift from “how do we prepare students for four-year college?” to “how do we prepare students to earn a postsecondary credential that gives them entry into the middle class and beyond?”