Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NPR (Charlotte, NC), March 19, 2014, Wednesday

NPR (Charlotte, NC)

March 19, 2014, Wednesday 

NPR (full article & listen)

To Fill Skills Gap in U.S., Schools Look Abroad

CAPELOUTO: When Lowell Turner heard about 16 year-olds deciding on a career, he was skeptical and thought teens should not be boxed into a profession that early. But then the Cornell University professor became an expert on the German apprentice system and likes it a lot.
LOWELL TURNER: You don't get trapped in something. You know, by 16 typically you know if you're going to be an A student that's going to go to an elite college or not. It's our mid-kids that are not going to elite colleges that fall through the cracks. You know, and then we get a lot of high-school dropouts.