Everyone is not going to go to college, but everyone needs to get a job to become independent. I, for one, would rather see my tax dollars support vocational classes than to see students taking classes they will never use in their future. If the last 2 years of high school offered classes in the medical field, automotive field, etc., even if a student had to go to school another year or so after graduation, they could be well on their way to a career. Just watched a segment on the news a couple weeks ago that welders, pipefitters and a couple other specialties that I can't remember are in very high demand. College is beneficial but so is a skill.