Op-ed: Time to lift up Boston’s voc-tech high school

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Read this full op-ed in CommonWealth magazine.

By Tom Birmingham and Ken Campbell

Years of missteps are leaving students behind

“SUCCESS IS TO BE measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life,” said Booker T. Washington, the famous turn-of-the-20th-century black educator, “as by the obstacles… overcome.”

February is both Black History and Career and Technical Education month. No figure in America’s past bridged those two worlds like Booker Washington, who was the first leader of Tuskegee Institute, Alabama’s historic black vocational college. Read more at CommonWealth magazine.