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    leftyparent, FloridaSNMOM

    I love this

    electronics lab, a machine shop, classes in management,
    Even rocket scientists need a little hands on!

    If you starve the middle class, whose gonna pay for your crap?

    by rosabw on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 09:59:18 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly my point... (2+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, rosabw

      My HS had none of those labs or shops, had phased them out in the early 80's; it was the thinking that all jobs would henceforth be office work only.

      And as far as training young men, well that kind of backfired too. I'm a stay-at-home Dad. I'm sure my guidance counseler would have a canipsion if he heard!

      "The less time you have, the more you need to use it wisely." - Cpt. Avatar, Starblazers

      by DeathDlr73 on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 10:04:42 AM PDT

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      •  Conventional schools have become completely... (2+ / 0-)
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        FloridaSNMOM, rosabw

        academic and focused on a world of reading, writing, and recitation.  All else does not teach to the test!

        I find it very disturbing that lately the whole teach to the test thing seems more and more accepted and institutionalized by the powers that be, progressive and conservative both, while being increasingly corrosive for the students and teachers who are charged with making this approach a reality.

        Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

        by leftyparent on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 10:18:41 AM PDT

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    •  Love it to... hands on stuff... (1+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM

      In dealing with technology and groups of people working together.

      Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

      by leftyparent on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 10:22:40 AM PDT

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