Jobs for All, Not College for All: The U.S. Education System is Overdue for a Rethink – Tom Carroll in City Journal on 9/12/18

Seven million jobs remain unfilled in the United States because employers can’t find Americans with the skills to do them. At the same time, almost 6 million Americans remain out of work, despite record-low unemployment…It has never been the case that most teenagers aspire to go to a four-year college. Some children have no chance of succeeding at that level because the public education system has poorly prepared them. Others may not want to attend college because good job opportunities exist that don’t require four-year degrees.   Our national obsession with college obscures the economic demand for non-college skilled or trained labor…
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