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By 2017, the first wave of students of P-Tech — Pathways in Technology Early College High School — is expected to emerge with associate’s degrees in applied science in computer information systems or electromechanical engineering technology, following a course of studies developed in consultation with I.B.M.

This is a great idea. I wonder why this wasn't started sooner?

A very good idea indeed; in his interview with the Des Moines Register, President Obama promised to open up 2 million new slots for students to enter into community college. Hopefully, if elected, some of those funds go into sponsoring programs like this -- having worked with inner city youth, much, much, much, MUCH easier for this program to succeed, than for to hope for young women and men to successfully transition from high school to college, especially when they are usually woefully underprepared.

education and job training for something useful...go figure

It feels like the future to me.

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