Sunday, March 12, 2006

Time to Make the Donuts

Not for my kid, or yours, I hope.

While vocational education has been virtually abandoned in New York City, bright kids elsewhere are using it as a means to an end. What's wrong with picking up a profitable trade? If kids need to work their way through college, why shouldn't they make real money doing so?

Why not learn construction? Why not get a cosmetology license? It beats the hell out of working in Dunkin Donuts, and it's a shame we don't give our kids the opportunity to do so.

And while it may not be fashionable to admit it, some kids are simply not college bound. Shouldn't we prepare them for something better than minimum-wage fast-food drudgery?
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