The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner provides insight into several “alternative” school systems. I connected most with the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (MeT). MeT understands that students are unique in the way they think, their interests and their abilities. Instead of tailoring a lesson to somehow meet each students various needs (which is very difficult and leaves “gaps”), MeT provides students with the opportunity to have an education that connects with them specifically.“Instead of having students take classes and maybe eventually figuring out what their interests are, we start with helping every students to find their interest and then build a learning plan around it” (Wagner, 232). This educational system is similar to what I understand of the German education system where students have a choice in their educational direction. Some students move on to trade schools while others move on to traditional colleges. The idea though is similar, give students a choice in their education and you consequently create a student who is interested and engaged in their education and their future.