US Secretary of Education Duncan spoke to Governors at the National Governors' Association on C-span radio last night with the support of the leaders in 50 States:-
The role of community colleges was emphasized for economic recovery with federal appropriation of $10 billion for the grassroots to have marketable skills to find jobs in a changing economy through training and retraining.
Such view is identical to my rationale in my publications in the 20th century with my vision for the 21st century. To wit:
1. Keys for Economic Understanding(1971) www.borders.com clicking used books.Or www.Amazon.com for information.
2. "The Future of Community Colleges" published by the Congressional Record,July 18, 1974.
3. Keys to Economic Understanding.(1976) Cf. www.ask.com for reference.
4. Work and Study Cycle Theory(1978) Doctoral dissertation listed at Georgetown University Library online catalog.
In China,vocational education is stressed recently with the same goal to providing training of marketable skills for para-professionals i.e. the gray-collar workers in dire need by the society.(Neither white collar nor blue collar)
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao, earned California Community College Credential in 1961 and taught in California,Michigan and Maryland for 3 decades plus with experience of my students as workers in America.
Monday, February 22,2010 at 6.16 a.m.