A Closer Look at the Controversy Surr...

A Closer Look at the Controversy Surrounding School Gardens

There are 2 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Jan 10, 2010, titled A Closer Look at the Controversy Surrounding School Gardens. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

School gardens are not without controversy, despite largely positive news coverage and political attention.

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Janet

Portland, OR

#1 Jan 11, 2010
What the critics of school garden programs fail to address is not all kids are college bound. With so much emphasis on preparing kids for college, where's the preparation, or exposure, for kids that want and need more technical training? It's these kids that don't see any point in finishing school because they want/need jobs, immediately, not 4-8 years down the road. School gardens give all kids an education in nutrition, and the not-bound-for-college kids exposure to possible vocations.
Mona

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jan 11, 2010
Janet wrote:
What the critics of school garden programs fail to address is not all kids are college bound. With so much emphasis on preparing kids for college, where's the preparation, or exposure, for kids that want and need more technical training? It's these kids that don't see any point in finishing school because they want/need jobs, immediately, not 4-8 years down the road. School gardens give all kids an education in nutrition, and the not-bound-for-college kids exposure to possible vocations.
Excellent, excellent point. But no one in America is willing to admit they're okay with the idea of not pursuing higher education. In fact, most Americans probably aren't okay with that idea. It's college (my way) or the highway.

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