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A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Ready to Work

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today the new mantra is "college for all." But not everyone wants to go to college, and more than half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring back career and technical education. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education is being reimagined.

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Office of

Jeb Hensarling


Total cost of 18 office trips: $20,127.66


Trips by Jeb Hensarling
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $4,131.96

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $635.67
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $632.11
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,864.18
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Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jeb Hensarling

Derek Baker
Dee Buchanan
Michael Buchanan
Gerald O'shea
Brian Thomas
Russell Vought



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A student learns welding at a vocational high school in Massachusetts. (Photo: Emily Hanford)

Ready to Work

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today the new mantra is "college for all." But not everyone wants to go to college, and more than half of jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. Many experts say it's time to bring back career and technical education. This American RadioWorks documentary explores how vocational education is being reimagined.

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