Vocational Education: How Will They Make a Living?

The saddest fact about U.S. education is that it repels those most in need of it. Last month President Kennedy launched a drive to urge the million youngsters who dropped out of school over the past twelve months to go back in September. School officials, teachers and guidance counselors are cooperating in the campaign. But it will be doing well if it persuades even 1% of that million to return to classrooms. And by September 1964, another million will have dropped out.

The dropouts have a bleak employment future ahead of them. Over the past ten years, with overall employment...

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