What’s The Alternative To College?

E.D. Kain wants one:

College dropout rates are far too high, and I think one reason for this is that there are few good alternatives to an academic track in our public education system. We should tackle this at the secondary and college level by making vocational training at the high school level much more accessible to non-academic students, and by investing more in the two-year community college programs. Far too much government money is being funneled into dubious for-profit colleges. A broad investment in vocational public colleges would be a better use of public dollars.