Last Sunday (July 10, 2011), the front page of the New York Times featured an article called “Tough Calculus as Technical Schools Face Deep Cuts.”
The article followed a high scoring student who was not interested in school until he joined a vocational program that taught a tangible skill. Enhanced motivation is seen as a reason to direct students to vocational programs.
On the other hand, the article gives the importance of learning soft skills as an example of why a college degree is valuable. Continue reading