Pathways To Prosperity

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Recently, the message has become clear to American young people that a high school diploma is not enough for them to enter the middle class. Therefore, a higher education like post-secondary education or above is necessary for the young people. However, a lot of American young people continue dropping out of high school and college because they do not recognize a clear connection between their studies and possible opportunities in the labor market. One specific solution for this problem is vocational education in Northern and Central Europe. Vocational education, a kind of training program, combines study and work simultaneously during middle school and high school. In the article “Pathways to Prosperity”, the Harvard Graduate School of Education
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