Mike Rowe Senate Testimony

Mike Rowe’s Testimony Before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

In high schools, the vocational arts have all but vanished. We’ve elevated the importance of higher education to such a lofty perch that all other forms of knowledge are now labeled alternative. Millions of parents and kids see apprenticeships and on-the-job-training opportunities as vocational consolation prizes, best suited for those not cut out for a four-year degree. And still, we talk about millions of shovel ready jobs for a society that doesn’t encourage people to pick up a shovel — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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