Does Fresno Need A New Vocational Education High School?

May 5, 2015

Fresno Unified Board Trustee Brooke Ashjian wants the district to build a new high school that focuses on vocational classes
Credit Brooke Ashjian

Local schools have a lot on their plate, preparing students for life, a job and the possibility of a college education. But what about students who likely won't attend college? The answer used to be in vocational education classes, things like auto shop and wood shop. But increasingly those classes have disappeared from schools with the emphasis on standardized testing and college readiness.

Now an effort is underway in one of the state's largest districts,  Fresno Unified, to change that. FUSD Board Trustee Brooke Ashjian joined us on Valley Edition to talk about the effort to build a new career technical education high school in collaboration with the State Center Community College District.