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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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    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.
  • 09.04.14

    Four-year institutions brace for population shifts

    Colleges and universities are accepting many more students of color, many more students from working class and poor families, and many more people who are sometimes referred to as "nontraditional" students.

American RadioWorks |
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.

Recent Posts

  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.
  • 09.04.14

    Four-year institutions brace for population shifts

    Colleges and universities are accepting many more students of color, many more students from working class and poor families, and many more people who are sometimes referred to as "nontraditional" students.

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Office of

David Price


Total cost of 34 office trips: $140,309.73


Trips by David Price
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $117,496.76

Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, KUWAIT, ABU DHABI, U.A.E.
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $10,304.10
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $7,293.78
source

Destination: UNION STATION - GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO NEW HAVEN
Sponsor: Association of Yale Alumni
Purpose: SPEAKER AT YALE POLITICAL SCIENCE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $308.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.18
source

Destination: HELSINKI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,804.60
source

Destination: NY-MIDDLE EAST-KUWAIT-LEBANON, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $10,827.92
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $16,909.16
source

Destination: D.C. - NEW ORLEANS - RALEIGH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLITICAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,372.54
source

Destination: SYRIA - BEIRUT - TEL AVIV
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,826.75
source

Destination: HONOLULU-LANAI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,426.18
source

Destination: NEW YORK - MOSCOW
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,381.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH-DALLAS-PUERTO VALLARTA-HOUSTON-WASHINGTON, D
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,997.96
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: CONDUCT A FORUM AT THE MILLER CENTER
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $356.81
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,721.20
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: HISTORICAL MEMORY AND HEALING RETREAT FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,227.48
source

Destination: SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: 7TH CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.10
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $9,864.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Price

Doug Bend
Susan Carr
Susan Gossman
Asher Hildebrand
Susan Howard
Jodi Keyserling
Elizabeth Kirhland
Elizabeth Kirkland
Susan Mers
Eric Safp



American RadioWorks |
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.

Recent Posts

  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.
  • 09.04.14

    Four-year institutions brace for population shifts

    Colleges and universities are accepting many more students of color, many more students from working class and poor families, and many more people who are sometimes referred to as "nontraditional" students.