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Feb 14, 2012
By Michael Rupured
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Generation Clueless

Yesterday I participated in a meeting at the Georgia Department of Education about the new career pathways. Next year, eighth graders in Georgia public schools must select a pathway from one of seventeen career clusters. The purpose of the meeting was to develop new courses for one of the pathways. Our group consisted of teachers, industry representatives, and GADOE officials. The assignment was to develop the three courses that would make up the Customer Services pathway within the Human Services pathway. I represented consumer economics faculty from the University of Georgia. We quickly agreed that the first course would focus on consumer decision-making, the second on consumer math, and the third on consumer economics. The second course would also count for …