P-TECH Ready to Put Partnerships to Test

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Media Outlet: Diverse Issues In Higher Education

Mary Alice McCarthy was mentioned in the Diverse Issues in Higher Education about one Brooklyn High School's partnership with information technology giant IBM. 

Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills at New America, said more needs to be known about how much IBM is following through on hiring P-TECH graduates and what kinds of jobs the company is offering them. “I think they need to be sort of held accountable a little bit for that because it’s important not to oversell this program to parents and students,” McCarthy said.

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Mary Alice McCarthy is the director of the Center on Education & Skills with the Education Policy program at New America (CESNA). Her work examines the intersection between higher education, workforce development, and job training policies