Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Somebody also said on a recent thread here lately that schools are evaluated and federal and state monies given out on how they score in certain core subjects, and since shop classes isn't one of the criteria, the schools don't want to invest in these classes. I haven't a clue if that's correct or not, but it sounded logical to me. Especially in these depressed economic times. I know here in northern Illinois they're laying off teachers and staff left and right. Money is probably tight in every school district so couple that with the potential for liability, and the fact that, at least around here, the "everyone has to go to college to be successful" mentality, and the stage is set to do away with shop or vocational training. It's really a shame. I wish you luck M. and hope you can convince your administrators to give it a go.