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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 01:30 PM

15. AHA, so THAT's what happened. I'm one for vo-tech 100%. I work with LD, ADD, SpecEd students

and the fact is, some by the age of 16 are not academically inclined. They will work on reading, writing and math improvement and will come to school regularly only if they're motivated. If "regular classes" don't motivate but building and fixing things (or culinary arts and agriculture) will, vo-tech MUST come back.

School leaders (and the fed Dept. of Ed) need to realize that plumbers and fix-it men make a hell of a lot more money than teachers and writers, and the former contribute to the good of society just as much. And if you don't teach students some kind of money-making skills, they will be out on the street stealing, selling drugs and turning to prostitution to make ends meet when they drop out.

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