ERIC Number: EJ943163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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Pride in Our Profession: Together We Make It Work
Perna, Mark C.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n6 p46-49 Sep 2011
These are trying times for education and it seems like educators are under fire from every direction. Funding, performance and overall effectiveness are just a few of the shots taken almost daily and reported by the media. Don't fall for the media spin and hype surrounding the tough times and choices that lie ahead. A career and technical education (CTE) teacher can make a difference. Marketing consultant Mark C. Perna says that thousands of young people turn their lives around because of CTE, and it's time that educators pull together in high numbers to get out their messages of success. Perna shares that the perfect CTE success story is unfolding in his own family. CTE has an incredible impact, both in his family and in thousands of other families nationwide. He wonders how much more they could accomplish if they pulled together their significant numbers and made their collective voice heard, unified as a profession.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
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