Read the February 28, 2012 story on the career- and college-readiness debate posted on MSNBC.Com’s The Bottom Line:
“Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hit on a hot-button issue over the weekend when he called President Barack Obama “a snob” for his views on higher education. “He wants everybody in America to go to college,” Santorum said.
“The Tea Party may have loved the jab, but Santorum’s comment touched on a real issue facing businesses that is rarely discussed in education policy debates: a lack of well-trained high-school graduates ready for the workforce.
“Experts say the problem is the result of a trend that dates to the Reagan era: a well-intentioned push toward more college-prep at the expense of vocational and technical programs in high schools…”