This unit consists of 11 different recent articles about the big debate of the value of attending a trade or vocational school instead of a four-year college. Various articles discuss the pros and cons of each: time, cost, marketability, etc. Also included is a Socratic, Essay, Presentation prompt based on this topic. With so many articles, you can pick and choose which ones to use with your students. This unit is perfect for a synthesis essay (i.e., AP Language) or for a CTE program in a high school.