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Public education is misguided

August 14, 2013

As a trained scientist, I do my best to let the facts speak for themselves, keeping my personal feelings separated from conclusions. It’s never been more difficult....

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Aug-14-13 6:17 PM

Probably the best piece in this paper in years. It's written on such a high level and presents both sides of perhaps one of the most important issues of our time. Herman shines with his self-critiquing plain-spoken style. What a refreshing community columnist. Missing here is the simpletonian views of the Fox Flat Earth Society, the weekly slamming of political leaders and agencies, and the cheers for the good ole 1950's mentality that have stricken this guest column in recent times. The high-mindedness of this article has kept the comments of the daily wolves at bay! Keep on "keepen on" Andy!!!

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Aug-14-13 7:36 AM

Vocational education was offered in the Warren City schools for many years. It may still exist. However, even after 2,000 hours of training in High school the rigid rules for getting State certified stymied them. Apprenticeships were required. Algebra and geometry baffled many who had good mechanical skills. Thus, they could not progress in the vocational journey they started in high school.

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