Career and technical education used to be a “dumping ground” for low-performing students to be trained for dead-end careers. However, CTE is losing its stigma, with subjects such as engineering, healthcare, and computer science joining its fold. The students concentrating in these new CTE subjects score better than traditional CTE students, raising the concern that as CTE evolves, it will leave the students it was meant to help behind.

In this episode of The Report Card, on the AEI Education Podcast, Nat Malkus turns hosting duties over to Chester Finn, and talks to Scott Stump about how CTE has evolved over time, which students are taking classes, and what policy solutions can ensure that CTE is available to all.

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While more high school seniors than ever are going on to college, degree completion rates are extremely low. But what can we do about it?

In this episode of “The Report Card,” the AEI education podcast, host Nat Malkus talks to Marc Jerome, who leads a college lazer-focused on improving outcomes for low income students. Drew Magliozzi and Karan Goel also join us to discuss how leveraging social networks can help students complete and stay connected to their school.

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Some for-profit colleges have been criticized for high student debt, student recruitment tactics, and lackluster labor outcomes. On the other hand, the for-profit sector is responsible for important innovations in higher education, such as online classes and responding faster to labor market demands.

In this episode of The Report Card – the AEI education podcast – host Nat Malkus brings Andy Rosen to discuss the for-profit sector, criticisms against it, and what it can teach other higher education institutions.

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