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Education Dive: Trump calls for vocational ed expansion in State of the Union

Date: 
January 31, 2018
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President Donald Trump called for more vocational education during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. "Let us open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential," he said.

It was the lone explicit reference to education in the speech, tied to the need for greater investment in workforce development and job training.

The call comes amid Senate committee hearings on Higher Education Act reauthorization, and it's an area of focus for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in both K-12 and higher ed.

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