To the Editor,
It was sad to read last week that the school board is looking at closing down Epsom Public School, another rural school bites the dust I suppose.
With all of these schools closing, whatever happened to the technical schools that used to exist where students were actually taught hands-on work?
I spent a lot of years working on farms, and the skills I learned at my vocational high school came in handy on a nearly daily basis.
It used to be that when students graduated from one of these schools, they came out with experience to get a decent job after they had graduated.
These were the same kind of in-demand jobs that the government is constantly promoting. How can the school board not see what’s happening out there? We need to get shops back in our schools so kids can get good jobs.
We should be getting back to more kids taking shop and working with their hands, especially on farms, instead of playing games. Hopefully one day someone in charge of education will wake up before we get a point where there’s no one left that knows how to turn a wrench unless it’s on an iPhone.
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