Fair-skinned, single language learner, Mexican/Puertorican Latina placed in a Latin paradigm where I felt I did not identify at times and yet in the same breathe was not accepted either. Feeling as if I was questioned of my authenticity? I had to ask myself "Who and what am I?" everyday of my life.
Vocational education in America once provided a clear pathway for students to receive essential skills for valuable technical jobs. However, many youth are now lacking in the abilities needed for such positions.
On Tuesday, the President will deliver his State of the Union Address. In all likelihood, education will be a prominent consideration, sparking a national debate and setting the cogs of Congress into motion.