Why do MN education leaders seem so interested in vocational ed now?

We’re making a resurgance (BiblioArchives / Library Archives via Flickr)

Alexandria Technical and Community College President Kevin Kopischke, who has worked in Minnesota vocational education for almost 40 years, tells me in an MPR report about the resurgence of interest in vocational education by business and state leaders:

“I don’t think we’ve seen this level of involvement and commitment ever.”

It’s Obama. It’s the recession. It’s student debt. It’s employers.

You can read the full story here and listen to my chat today with Tom Crann on All Things Considered.

(You should be able to find the audio embedded in the story soon.)