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In this episode of the “New Skills Marketplace” podcast, Andy Smarick and John Bailey sit down with Alex Hernandez from the Charter School Growth Fund to discuss Career and Technical Education (CTE) in charter schools.
Alex first analyses shifts in the charter school sector and explains the difference between the college prep and the CTE models of education [6:26]. Alex then discusses the feasibility of delivering charter school education to workers in need of retraining and to children in rural districts [15:12]. Next, Alex offers his perspective on what needs to be done on the policy front to allow CTE and other educational innovations to flourish [22:08]. Finally, Andy and John reflect on their conversation with Alex [27:12].
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