Remember when President Obama said this in his 2013 state of the union address?
“Right now, countries like Germany focus on graduating their high school students with the equivalent of a technical degree from one of our community colleges, so those German kids, they’re ready for a job when they graduate high school…We need to give every American student opportunities like this.”
Two previous articles on this site have expressed concern over the president’s agenda.
The German Education System by Shana Osterloh (This is the true story of Shana’s husband’s education growing up in Germany and paints an important picture about having your career chosen early for you).
and an article by Autumn Cook about this topic with links to other relevant information about German education systems.
Today on Facebook, Autumn posted this article from Texas:
“A new Texas law requires public school students to decide a career track in eighth grade. It’s a sea change with challenges for schools — and some anxiety for kids.”
There’s an understatement for you. Unbelievable. Who out there actually picked the career they wanted in 8th grade and stuck with it? You’re a rare duck.