Mike Rose is on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and author of a number of books, including “The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker. His latest book is “Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education”
Right at the point when they are most needed, our second-chance institutions are being severely threatened. Across the country, community colleges, adult schools and literacy programs are reporting record enrollments at the same time they have to trim staff, classes and services.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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The college-for-all versus occupational training debate is typically focused on structural features of the K-12 curriculum and on economic outcomes with little attention paid to the intellectual and emotional lives of the young people involved—their interests, what has meaning for them, what they want to do with their lives.