One of the things I had to “unlearn” when first elected four years ago is that today’s vocational education is not a second-best option for students compared to going to a four-year liberal arts school, is not less rigorous, etc. I learned that today’s tech schools are not the tech schools from my college days, nor are they the tech schools I had preconceived notions about. Just look at some of the progaming — Diesel Tech, Energy Tech, Energy Operations, Welding Tech, and so on. Do those look like mushy programs to you? They don’t to me! And they aren’t. The students that attend today’s tech schools are bright and dedicated students — every bit the same as those going to four year schools.I couldn't have said it better myself about Loudoun's own Monroe Technology Center.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Author: John Stevens
I came across these thoughts recently from another blogging elected School Board member: