Rick Santorum

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Rick Santorum
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Sun, 02-26-2012 - 3:59pm

Don't get me wrong- I won't vote for this guy, and I think his campaign is giving those of us who consider ourselves pious a bad name.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 2:50pm

My two cents... While I don't think there is anything wrong with voctional training/trade school/trade occupations general I do not like when this is thrown at or encouraged to SPED students only, And that's the tone I am already starting to hear in school settings, My kid is in the 7th grade. She has big dreams and I certainly don't want to discourage her from reaching for the sky, And I feel that way about ALL kids too, unless a child is terribly handicapped I think all kids should be treated equal there.....

 


 


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Registered: 09-12-2003
Mon, 02-27-2012 - 12:44pm

My dad, DH and BIL all went to a vocational high school. My dad had an auto repair business for over 35 years, he put me 100% through college and grad school NO FINANCIAL AID AND NO LOANS. I am a big fan of vocational education. Especially in high school. No not everyone is college material and do you really want them going into debt to find this out. I work in the student loan industry I see the other side of it, even those who are "college" material are struggle to repay so imagine someone who tried it and didn't hack it make out. Then they end up at trade school and those for profit schools are the WORSE. Way over priced don't really explain whats going on and you end up THOUSANDS of dollars in debt for something you could have learned in high school.

We have vocational options for high school here in 2 regional schools with great reputations and I have NO problem with either kid going there. Just because you go to a voke you still get a high school diploma you can still go to college but you have trade too. You still take core classes but electives are your trade. My fear here is our govenor wants community colleges to add more vocational degrees so I worry they will make cuts to the high school vokes so they can charge kids to learn trades at the community colleges.

That said doesn't change my mind on him. He also thinks I should forgo my BC have a gazillon kids lose my home because lets be honest I can barely afford the 2 I planned

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