"How important is a strong vocational education and training system to national economic success? (Marc Tucker @CtrEdEcon explains it) So, "If vocational education is so important, how come the U.S. economy is doing so well?" The answer, as I see it, is that U.S. companies are doing well and the shareholders in those companies are doing well, but most U.S. workers are not doing well. If that continues much longer, there is good reason to believe that the American economy will no longer continue to do well. The economy will only work in the long run if it has an adequate supply of highly trained technical staff in its middle and lower ranks. Only a greatly strengthened vocational education program can provide that."
Via Andrew Boulind