Finally, an honest politician shows what electoral politics is really all about.
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Tom_Slick: Unless he has a way of repealing "No Child Left Behind," he is using this a get rich quick scheme for someone./NCLB has killed VocEd programs, the world needs welders too.
CBRNEd: So yes, we need vocational ed, but there's no reason why a plumber shouldn't have the same general knowledge of the world as any other college graduate. Does a a finance major need to know about biology or history? Likely not, but it makes him a more intelligent person who can make better, more informed choices about the world around him, why should "vocational" have to come with lowered expectations?
CBRNEd: For instance, there are welders in specialities that make a lot more than many lawyers and engineers, however the lawyer and the engineer have benefited from the broadened cultural horizons given by a college education. I don't see any reason why skilled tradesman shouldn't also receive a good, well rounded education.
Lost Thought 00: CBRNEd: So yes, we need vocational ed, but there's no reason why a plumber shouldn't have the same general knowledge of the world as any other college graduate. Does a a finance major need to know about biology or history? Likely not, but it makes him a more intelligent person who can make better, more informed choices about the world around him, why should "vocational" have to come with lowered expectations?Because those "broader experiences" cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per person, and unless you are willing to pony up the cash to cover the difference, shut the f*ck up.
CBRNEd: The problem is that no one should have to pony up that cash, with NCLB reform high schools can do a better job of providing a well rounded education, rather than teaching to the test.
CBRNEd: People shouldn't have to rack up 100K in college debt to learn how to be good citizens, that should be taught in high school, but instead our schools are producing people without trade knowledge or anything else, so it's no wonder the drop out rate is so high in many places.
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