Vocational Students, Truck Drivers an...

Vocational Students, Truck Drivers and Grateful Artists

There are 1 comment on the Houston Press story from Jun 5, 2008, titled Vocational Students, Truck Drivers and Grateful Artists. In it, Houston Press reports that:

Kudos: Thank you so much for your article " College Immaterial " [by Todd Spivak, May 15]. I am a product of HISD and attended Houston Technical Institute, which is now called Barbara Jordan High School for ...

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momx5

Louisville, KY

#1 Jun 5, 2008
This article is absolutely an inspiration. Being the mother of 5 grown children I know first hand the unique individual personalities children can have. My oldest son graduated high school, but chose to go to ITT Tech instead of the 4-year traditional college...he graduated 2nd in his class in computer electronics and works at a position that pays him $65,000 a year. Children who do have the money to go to a school like ITT Tech need these alternatives being offered. A 4 year degree never was and never will be "for everyone". As a 60's high school graduate I came through school when "Trade" school were in high demand and kids attended regular classes for a certain time each day and then went to their "trade classe"-auto mechanics, printing, etc. So I know the value of the "alternative" to the four-year degree education. We need to get back to "sound" education and not just trying to herd everying thru the same "hole" if they don't fit.

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