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#1 posted 12-27-2012 06:57 AM

Sadly, those in the education profession would prefer to concentrate their attention to the future Valedictorians, than to cater to those kids who are without direction. Those kids are already on a slippery slope, and guidance counselors are rarely worth their salt. There is still a tendency to look down on any kid who shows aptitude and preference for a career in the trades. In my own case, a clueless guidance counselor suggested to my parents that I should take Latin, FOUR years of it, and prepare for a post-secondary enrollment. I’d spend my recesses watching the fascinating metalworking, welding and woodworking classes thru the windows of the Industrial Arts building. As crappy as that was, there were kids who had it FAR worse than me. They were the dead-end kids, accepting their fate as petty criminals, substance abusers, and malcontents, Our board of education was all too happy to sweep them under the rug.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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