Want More Jobs? Give High School Students More Exposure to Training for a Variety of Careers

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Media Outlet: Washington Post

Mary Alice McCarthy was quoted in the Washington Post about vocational education for high school students:

“A lot of Americans need a job, not an acceptance to college,” said Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills with the education policy program at New America. “But when you talk to policymakers in Washington, they don’t have experience with vocational education because they didn’t do it, and their children didn’t either.”

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