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Jonathan Potts

Without reading the article, let me put my pitch in for public school districts to start treating their vocational high schools--and the students who attend them--with more respect. Guidance counselors often discourage capable students of attending vo-techs, because they think college is better, regardless of the students' career goals. Many view vo-techs as a dumping ground for special needs students and discipline cases. But the fact is that a technical education can wreap as many financial rewards as a college degree, the value of which has been steadily declining over the years. Don't get me wrong; I went to college and I work for one of the nation's elite research universities. But we need to get away from the one-size-fits-all definition of academic and career success.

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