I just want you guys to know how much I enjoyed reading this discusion and agreeing wholeheartedly with everything that has been said. The educational philosophies discussed realy got my attention. As a juvenile court officer I have long felt that too many kids are simply overlooked by school counselors and administrators when it comes to stimulating more vocational and technical interests. I have had local sub-contractors meet with these folks and tech instructors to connect young people with excellent aptitudes to these areas of study. I think you all know the rest of the story. They talk it to death and let it die on the vine while at the same taking goverment grant monies and pretend to slap together a School to Work program. Anyway, I'am going to print this entire discusion and see to it these same people get a chance to read it beginning with our school superintendent. Thanks again!
Tony Van Helden