Why students need access to a range of post-secondary options

03/21/2013 | Oregonian (Portland), The

To help close the skills gap in Oregon and open more doors for students, schools should increase access to vocational programs for those students who may not be college-bound, writes Lainie Block Wilker, founder of the grassroots, pro-schools coalition, Smart Schools PDX. She notes that the academic achievement gap is a reflection of economic differences in society, a situation that could be remedied by providing young people with valuable workforce skills.

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