“We have to overcome some cultural barriers. We have to get over the idea that career education is second-best education. … Many high schools have eliminated their shop classes, because they want to keep (students) in class all day. But look at (aspiring) surgeons: They’re learning with their hands all day.”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.