Pathways To Prosperity Analysis

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After the huge depression in 2008, lots of people lost their job because of the economic crisis of the company, then, it caused the increase of income inequality and the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. To reduce the gap between the rich and the poor, some people insist that high school should include the vocational education in the high school curriculum. Vocational education is the career preparation program, provided by some schools, they educate special skills such as nursing, accounting, which is directly related to get a job. In the “Pathways to Prosperity”, Symonds et al. argue that dropout rate is up to the problem of education and vocational education could support the students to get jobs after the graduation of high school. …show more content…
According to the Gibson, “stressed the necessity for liberal arts training because he believed the leadership should come from college trained background” (Gibson, 5). He insists that students could raise their leadership by learning liberal arts and theoretical studies in the college. However, in the Pathways to Prosperity, Symonds et al introduced the OECD’s PISA assessment, which designed to measure the kind of thinking and problem-solving skills that employers tell us are most valuable on the job. Unfortunately, U.S. students’ performance in PISA is not the best, has been just mediocre. Symonds et al argues that “PISA does more than measure the overall performance of a country’s education system in the subjects being assessed” (Symonds et al, 18). Current U.S.’s education system could not make good result at the PISA assessment. However, it requires students to raise their problem-solving skills that employers tell them are most valuable on the job, so through the vocational education and earlier experience, students can raise their score in the assessment. The assessment’s score and result is not the most important things in students’ record, but, U.S. students could raise their vulnerable point with the vocational education. Students could raise their critical thinking with the vocational education, so high schools should include vocational education in their