School-to-work programs are the most recent reforms to hit the education system, and with the appeal of novelty, they have entered the lists of changes to be implemented over the next few years. The possibilities for school-to-work programs are enormous, yet without a clear vision of how high schools should change, there is a real risk that school-to-work programs will follow a cycle of proposal, enthusiasm, and collapse--without creating any real, long-term change. To avoid this, there must be a "clear vision" of change. The author lists seven specific issues that school-to-work programs must confront and explores potential problem areas.
MDS-887 / July 1995