Ditching Shop Class: Eliminating Vocational Education in America's Public Schools
by Joe Petito
Within public schools,Vocational Education has mostly been eliminated. But then we wonder why kids exit the public school with no job-worthy skills. From the perspective of a STEM/CTE educator, a rationale for why we (educators) disposed of Vocational Ed and the teaching of skills leading to middle class lifestyle, and how this feeds the Achievement Gap and what we're calling the Poverty gap.