Friday, February 15, 2013

Obama Features German Education

in his State of the Union Address, 2013

Here are two quotes:

•  The CEO of Siemens* America – a company that brought hundreds of new jobs to
North Carolina – has said that if we upgrade our infrastructure, they'll bring even more jobs.

             * Siemens is one of Germany's largest technology companies.

•  Let's also make sure that a high school diploma puts our kids on a path to a good job. Right now, countries like Germany focus on graduating their high school students with the equivalent of a technical degree from one of our community colleges, so that they're ready for a job.  At schools like P-Tech in Brooklyn, a collaboration between New York Public Schools, the City University of New York, and IBM, students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in computers or engineering.

This isn't to endorse Mr. Obama, but rather to highlight the positives in German education.

You can read the president's address at

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