President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama visited a cutting-edge vocational school on Friday, praising it as a model of public-private partnership and challenging Congress to invest in similar schools.
Obama met with students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-Tech, which was born out of cooperation among the city’s Department of Education, the City University of New York and IBM.
“Everybody is pulling together to make sure a high school education puts people on a good path to a good job,” said Obama, who praised the school as a “ticket to the middle class.”
Students attend the Brooklyn school from grades 9 to 14, meaning Login to read more