Way to go Milke Rowe

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    Vocational education advocates battle ‘enormous’ prejudices - Yahoo! News

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    "We've elevated the importance of 'higher education' to such a lofty perch that all other forms of knowledge are now labeled 'alternative,'" he said. "Millions of parents and kids see apprenticeships and on-the-job-training opportunities as vocational consolation prizes, best suited for those not cut out for a four-year degree. And still, we talk about millions of 'shovel ready' jobs for a society that doesn't encourage people to pick up a shovel."

    I think its about time somebody stood up for learning a trade. Not every child can or should go for a 4 year degree. There are lots of good high paying jobs for carpenters, electricians, and plumbers.
     

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