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Michael R. Bloomberg

The False Choice That Holds Our Kids Back

College or career? American schools should prepare students for both.

A good choice. Not the only choice.

A good choice. Not the only choice.

Photographer: Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images

The following is an adaptation of a speech delivered at the 2018 New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum. 

One of the biggest false choices in the debate over education is an ideological argument about college.