According to a study published by Forbes almost 75% of graduating high school seniors in California will not continue on to college despite taking preparatory college classes (Brown, 2012). What will these students do? With a lack of formal training in any area of craftsmanship many will work part time jobs. The same is true for many high school graduates across the country. However, many don’t see this as a problem. A recent article, “Cutting Classes,” published by Teacher Magazine explains one administrator’s view on ...
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...nd old Home-Economics classrooms that have been dismantled and converted into Technology Labs. Forgotten classrooms and forgotten skills that are being pushed out to make room for the changing times. The power to choose their academic path is no longer in the hands of each individual child but determined by money and government. Unfortunately, their choices don’t seem to be setting every child up for success. Each student possess their own set of hurdles and their own set of talents. It is the school’s job to allow each student to blossom into their full potential and prepare them for the world outside of the High School’s doors. Elective classes allow students a break from academic classes, they prepare them from a career as a tradesman, and give those students not going to college the means to provide for themselves. It’s time to bring the choice back to students.
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