I am delighted that the Governor and the Legislature reached agreement on the 2015-16 budget, which will provide an additional $900 million for career and technical education (CTE). For the Linked Learning field, this is good news. CTE is a critical component of Linked Learning pathways preparing young people for both college and career.
But it’s not enough to have three or four great CTE courses. We have to make sure that the other twenty plus courses students take during high school are more engaging, and more strongly grounded in real-world application. And CTE courses need to interact with these academic classes in ways that are mutually reinforcing and that help students make strong connections between academic and technical expertise.