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February 1, 2014

LETTER: Vocational education being overlooked

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Tonawanda News — While I’m on the subject, what about those students who are challenged in different ways and some would prefer to get a vocational diploma? It seems that we are pushing them to achieve something that, for these individuals, is not achievable. Not all mind you. Mentally and developmentally challenged students make up a percentage of our academia. And they should have that right, just as those that do not want to should have the right for a different path.

My opinion (and we all know what that will get you) is it’s time to bring vocational diplomas back. Administrators, guidance counselors and parents need to listen to our children when they want to develop skills that are different then our certain, maybe sometime imagined, values.

Bill Paton

North Tonawanda

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