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Career technical education gets a boost from Senators Rod Wright and Mark Wyland

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on May 6, 2009

The following video is from an April 22nd Senate Education Hearing on Senator Rod Wright's SB 381 - a bill that mandates alternative CTE pathways for any high school requiring A-G coursework for graduation.  ("A-G" is the standard term for all approved classes for entrance into the University of California system) 

SB 381:
  • values student access to both "college-prep" and CTE curriculum in high school;
  • preserves student access to balanced and rigorous curriculum to prepare them for success in the 21st century economy;
  • upholds the law that districts provide balanced curriculum for both college admissions and career entry; and,
  • stops efforts underway to track ALL students by narrowing district curriculum offerings.

The bill passed out of committee with only Chairwoman Gloria Romero voting against it.  The testimony and questioning is worth your time.  Here's the alert document that Sen. Wright will distribute during the future Senate floor debate either on May 11th or 14th.

View Sen. Rod Wright on SB 381 and importance of providing Career Technical Education options when A-G is required

View Sen. Mark Wyland on SB 381 and importance of providing Career Technical Education options when A-G is required

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June 21, 2009 10:18 am

I am not in the same column as some of the nay-sayers who shout "Obama is leading us to socialism", but I strongly believe that California is fast becoming the quintessential "welfare state". And that is leading us down the road to destruction. "Taking a breath" is an answer that avoids every knee jerk response and clarion call that corporations are the cause of all our problems. Trying to run a small business and balance the budget at home is daunting in this atmosphere. The demagraphics of our once proud state perhaps is part of the cause. Or perhaps it is mere size which provides the myriad of problems with little solution. Perhaps it is our arcane political system in this state that makes the problems which have arisen seem insurmountable. Whatever the source, we do need to find a solution. A fresh start would be welcome. A fresh attitude is mandatory.


June 21, 2009 10:44 am

This was intended for June 4 column, re: Take a Breath.....

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