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CDR Kenneth Kaiser
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Looking at the increasing number of colleges and universities that are encouraging the use of safe spaces and trigger warnings etc I cannot help but wonder where these students will go in the real workspace. Given that yes, we do need someone to do the work and the need for technical skills is important. I do see the aforementioned approach to education (sfe spaces etc) now trickling down to the high school and below. In fact I remember in the 80's or so people were saying that you had to go to college in order to get a good highschool education. In short yes, bring back trade schools. We need them and not everyone has the ability, interest or wherewithal to attend college and based upon the increasing safety zones etc, there is not a growing need for degrees in women's studies, or or cultural awareness .
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Sgt Wayne Wood
Sgt Wayne Wood
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I taught computer science... i would love to be a fly on the wall when one of the "snowflakes" goes up to an Engineering Review Board to defend their code/design... Good Times!
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Cpl Joshua Caldwell
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We sure could use a more robust trade school program. I own a construction company and it is hard to find qualified tradesmen. A good electrician, plumber, or carpenter can earn a 100k plus and choose where and when he wants to work. We need a lot more people in the trades At the very least they are far more useful than people with a sociology degree.
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Sgt Wayne Wood
Sgt Wayne Wood
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As a (former) college professor i wonder what happens to the college students that flunk out?
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Cpl Joshua Caldwell
Cpl Joshua Caldwell
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Interesting question, I dont know how often that happens over there. The German EDU system basically operates on two tracks, college and trade school. The kids have very different HS classes, but they are tested for aptitude and interest well before entering the tracks.
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SSG Dave Johnston
SSG Dave Johnston
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The "public" education system use to teach "Blue Collar" trades way back when, then the Unions argued that it was infringing on their "Apprenticeship Programs"; some parents filed suits over "Child Labor", and when one of the students got injured the school was on the "hook" under Workman's Comp, so the training system died
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SFC George Smith
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Its A Shame All The Community Collages That were Trade Schools are Now going for The 4 year Collage Degrees
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CDR Kenneth Kaiser
CDR Kenneth Kaiser
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Especially since many degrees do not have a favorable return on investment (ROI)
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