According to Pennsylvania’s Department of Education website, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are “provided at 136 high schools and 84 career and technical centers, offering over 1,720 approved programs of study to more than 66,000 students.”
Pennsylvania takes great pride in its state-supported public libraries — all 604 of them. It takes so much pride that the Governor of Pennsylvania literally has an Advisory Council on Library Development.
Financial literacy is one of the main areas of deficit affecting young adults today. This stems back to some of the same issues CTE programs address. Schools should not only teach students but ready them for the real world.
Food insecurity is one of the most widespread, but little-known, problems facing college students today. As revealed in a 2020 Chegg study, 35% of students surveyed said that hunger had affected their ability to study.