TEA has a website just for “good news” about public schools. It’s pretty slick looking, especially compared to it’s dropout data page. However, I wonder if anyone else has notice the incongruence of the following to “good news” items:
HEB ISD automobile technician training program receives certification from NATEF The District’s automobile technician training program has received certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
Rigorous graduation requirements implemented Texas was one of the first two states in the nation to make a college-ready curriculum the standard high school curriculum for all students, beginning with students who were freshmen in the 2004-2005 school year, according to Closing the Expectations Gap 2006, a report by Achieve, Inc. (AI)
Do our automobile technicians really need a college-ready curriculum? Our society needs auto mechanics. By pushing everyone to a college track are we short-changing our society as well as interested students from a needed and well paying occupation?