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Posted on 06/13/2017 3:52:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times Eastern Daylight Time):
President Donald Trump says he wants every high school in America to offer apprenticeship programs.
Trump also says at a round table conversation at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin that he loves the "name Apprentice" a reference to the reality television show he used to host.....
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Why not? Learn a trade by someone doing it. Open new options to education.
Find a way for them to graduate a year early-or even 2.
This is exactly what our education system needs. Students with a trade skill can earn their own way through college.
Many of my cousins attended the Technical High School in Des Moines that has since been closed.
So what? The Federal government should have no, zero, absolutely zilch influence on education, which the Constitution reserves to the states or the people.
It’s nice that President Trump has an opinion, I guess, but it should apply only to his own descendants and the district in which he lives.
Better an HVAC tech than a poli sci grad with $200k student loan debt.
Not everyone needs to attend a 4-year college.
It's stigmatized if you don't have a college degree, but many people would be better served in a trade school that suits their interest. They will have more of an impact on society than underwater basketweaving graduates.
I remember schools in the 60’s and 70’s offered auto mechanics and welding classes along with homemaking and sewing classes....
When us old timers went to high school there were essentially two main courses:
Vocational and college prep. Doing away with vocational was probably a PC move. If I remember vocational included wood shop, metal working, auto repair, etc.
-It makes excellent sense to train kids for the jobs that employers need workers for and are willing to pay handsomely.
-The kids that graduate these programs and have marketable job skills that are transferable will form the basis of the new middle class. And will likely vote for our side.
-The rats will oppose this viciously because having people with good paying jobs that don’t require a degree (read: leftist indoctrination) is the last thing they want.
-The educational-political complex will oppose this viciously because their degree mills need a steady supply of future debt slaves to keep themselves afloat.
-I doubt I’ll have anything to do with it as I strongly oppose government schools.
My HS offered Auto Mech and Ag.
I took the three years of Auto Mech and it was about the only useful thing I got out of the ripoff known as HS.
My HS was in the richest district in the state but if you weren’t interested in going to a 4 year college, you didn’t matter all that much.
Excellent idea. That way they can get jobs and get ahead.
I thought Barry Goldwater was dead.
Our school had construction, the juniors and seniors built a house every year, concrete foundation, frame, siding, roofing, windows, doors, drywall, plumbing, electrical everything.
Guess I’m showing my age, but...
In HS we had wood shop, metal shop, auto mechanics, mechanical drafting, etc.
But none of that fits Common Core’s schedule.
Today, folks are going to technical colleges to learn stuff I learned in HS. What a mess.
For those on the college-prep track, those shop classes could be taken as electives.
Late ‘70s thru ‘80s I had “home economics” (cooking, sewing, etc) and “shop” (welding, woodwork, metal work, ceramics, etc). I’m baffled how public schools manage to do so little in the same time allocated decades before.
General Electric had an apprentice program in the 1980s, and may still have one. It wasn’t to train blue collar types in the manufacturing trade, but was for college grads whose dads were in management. It gave them a heads up about the manufacturing practices, so they too could become managers, and have some working knowledge of factory operations.
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