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College & Career Issues: Alternate Career Pathways

 

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Articles with Reading Levels: 11.0-11.9
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Articles with Reading Levels: 12.0-12.9

Article Name: Plan B: Skip College 
Source: New York Times 
Author: Jaques Steinburg 
Date Published: Updated May 23, 2010
Guiding Question: What are some of the benefits of not pushing students unlikely to succeed in college into a four year program? What are some of the counterarguments?
Grade Level: 11.7

Article Name: Four-year College isn't the Only Path to Career Readiness 
Source: USA Today
Author: Freeman Hrabowski and Jamin Dimon
Date Published: January 19, 2016
Guiding Question: What plan do Hrabowski and Dimon put forth to help solve the uneployment problems for uneducated/low skilled workers? 
Grade Level: 11.4

 

 

Article Name: Year Up Matches Urban Youth to a Hungry Job Market
Source: Christian Science Monitor 
Author: Jessica Mendoza 
Date Published: May 22, 2017
Guiding Question: How is Year Up helping people who can't afford more education get better jobs?
Grade Level: 12.5

Article Name: Women's College Enrollment Gains Leave Men Behind 
Source: Pew Research Center
Author: Mark Lopez 
Date Published: March 6, 2014
Guiding Question: How is who is enrolling in college changing? 
Grade Level: 12.2

Article Name: "Kid, I'm Sorry, but You're Just Not College Material" 
Source: Slate 
Author: Michael J. Petrilli 
Date Published: March 14, 2014
Guiding Question: What are some of the draw backs of focusing on college readiness instead of alternate career pathways in the high school classroom?
Grade Level: 12.1

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Article Name: Do We Need to Rethink What College Means?
Source: Pacific Standard
Author: Dwyer Gunn
Date Published: September 27, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the gaps in America's current college-for-all mindset?
Grade Level: 10.2

Article Name: Why You Should Consider Trade School Instead of College
Source: The Simple Dollar
Author: Trent Hamm
Date Published: Updated July, 20, 2016
Guiding Question: What are some of the advantages of trade school over college?
Grade Level: 9.8

Article Name: Why College Isn’t Always Worth It
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Danielle Paquette
Date Published: January 30, 2015
Guiding Question: Is college a ticket to the middle class?
Grade Level: 10.8

Article Name: Alternative Pathways to a Career
Source: eStudentLoan
Author: Tamara Krause
Date Published: December 22, 2014
Guiding Question: What are the best career pathways besides college?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: Is College Worth it? Clearly, New Data Say
Source: The New York Times
Author: David Leonhardt
Date Published: May 27, 2014
Guiding Question: Is a college education still worth it?
Grade Level: 9.7

Article Name: The Return of Vocational High Schools: Career Path or Kiss of Death?
Source: US News & World Report
Author: Allie Bidwell
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Guiding Question: Are vocational high schools a good option for students?
Grade Level: 10.9

Article Name: Is College Worth It?
Source: The Economist
Author: N/A
Date Published: April 5, 2014
Guiding Question: Is a college education still worth it?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: Unemployed? 4 Alternative Career Paths to Explore
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Lynn Dixon
Date Published: Updated June 30, 2013
Guiding Question: What are some alternatives to a traditional career?
Grade Level: 9.1

Article Name: 5 Proud Alternatives to Going to College 
Source: Forbes 
Author: Rober Farrington
Date Published: Novembere 10, 2014
Guiding Question: What are some alternatives to starting at a four year college? 
Grade Level: 10.6

Article Name: Growing Number of States Embrace Career Educaiton
Source: Ed Week 
Author: Catherine Gewertz
Date Published: October 4, 2017
Guiding Question: What are schools across America doing to support students who chose not to pursue a four year degree?
Grade Level: 14.2

Article Name: Four -year Itch 
Source: Community College Daily  
Author: Dennis Pierce 
Date Published: September 29, 2017
Guiding Question: Why are many community colleges starting to offer a four-year degree program?
Grade Level: 14.5

Article Name: Will Alternative Credentials Replace College Degrees?
Source: Forbes
Author: Michael Horn 
Date Published: January 20, 2017
Guiding Question: Are employers starting to lean away from using college degree requirements?
Grade Level: 14.8

Article Name: Cost, Financial Aid Becoming More Important in College Choice 
Source: L.A. Times 
Author: Carla Rivera 
Date Published: March 5, 2014
Guiding Question: What affect is rising tuition cost having on students choice of college?
Grade Level: 14.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











 

 

 

 

Article Name: The Return of Vocational High Schools: Career Path or Kiss of Death?
Source: US News & World Report
Author: Allie Bidwell
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Guiding Question: Are Vocational High Schools a good option for students?

Article Name: Why You Should Consider Trade School Instead of College
Source: The Simple Dollar
Author: Trent Hamm
Date Published: April 9, 2015
Guiding Question: What are some of the advantages of trade school over college?

Article Name: Alternative Pathways to a Career
Source: eStudentLoan
Author: Tamara Krause
Date Published: December 22, 2014
Guiding Question: What are some other career options besides college?

Article Name: Unemployed? 4 Alternative Career Paths to Explore
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Lynn Dixon
Date Published: April 30, 2013
Guiding Question: What are some alternatives to a traditional career?

Article Name: Why college isn’t always worth it
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Danielle Paquette
Date Published: January 30, 2015
Guiding Question: Is college a ticket to the middle class?

Article Name: Is College Worth it? Clearly, New Data Say
Source: The New York Times
Author: David Leonhardt
Date Published: May 27, 2014
Guiding Question: Is a college education still worth it?

Article Name: Is College Worth it?
Source: The Economist
Author: N/A
Date Published: April 5, 2014
Guiding Question: Is a college education still worth it?