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Dalton Foster reads plans so he can saw and drill per those plans as he takes a test on what he’s learned so far. Foster is a junior at Jefferson City Academic Center and is a student in Construction Trades class at Nichols Career Center.

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Is education really making the grade?

Too many students may not be college, career ready, experts say

Americans today live with an unease that the educational system they have traditionally relied upon to prepare students for economic success is missing the mark.

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