Not every student is college-bound
Monday's article about preparing early for college says career planning should start earlier. A college student needed an extra year to finish because he spent some of his time in college seeing what he liked. The expense of college certainly calls for careful planning of time and money.
Yet, last week we heard that the Rochester School District is eliminating Family and Consumer Science classes and industrial tech courses in the middle schools so that college prep courses can be emphasized. What? This is just setting students up for failure. Many students don't want or need to go to college. However, these
practical classes will no longer be offered to help in early planning.
These two concepts seem to contradict each other. Rochester School Board, please reconsider your decision.