High school needs to focus on making sure the students can actually read, write, spell, and do math at an adult level. Every graduate should be *able* to get into some college somewhere if they choose.
The vo-tech programs are too expensive to sustain. If someone wants to be a welder or mechanic or something like that, they can go to a tech school after graduation. It shouldn't be up to public schools to teach those skills, IMO.
That is what they have dumbed High School down to, and yet they are still failing to pull of the Utopian goal - like most Liberal goals fail.
Used to be you had to take so many Math classes, so many English, so many Social Studies - but your skill level determined which ones you could take.
Now you HAVE to take the idiot level course - unless you test out of them. The idiot level course is taught to the level of the lowest idiot in the class.
College is not made for everyone.
Liberals are doing for High School and College what they did for little league baseball. Everyone gets to play. Everyone gets to hit. Lets not count outs. Lets not make JR feel bad because he has no talent.
The Reason a High School Degree is worthless now? Idiot Liberal policies.
The Reason a Bachelors Degree is the new High School Degree? Idiot Liberal policies.
Everyone doesn't have the talents to get a College degree. We are doing them a disservice by not teaching them a skill in a vocational school.
Just my opinion.
The Deceleration of Independence says that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." It doesn't guarantee it. Not everyone is born with the ability to get a College Degree. Those that are shouldn't be held back. Those that aren't should be taught skills so they can maximize their abilities.