CyndiLJ Posted October 26, 2013 Share Posted October 26, 2013 Yesterday I read an article online about Mike Rowe and his thoughts on trades training. I know this forum is often focused strongly on college as an end goal, but I wondered what your thoughts were about what he said, and if you feel his ideas have merit. I have at times been castigated a bit here on the forum because I am not a "college at all cost" kind of person, and maybe I haven't spoken to that as succinctly as I think Mike did. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/23/mike-rowe-of-dirty-jobs-speaks-about-hard-work-how-many-are-following-the-worst-advice-in-the-history-of-the-world/ It had me wondering, how many folks here have kids that are not likely to be headed to college? How many of you have struggled to help them find a path as they think about their future? Did you start when they were younger thinking in one direction but time and experience led you differently? Are there many of you who are not "doing high school" with the same materials that the majority of folks seem to use here? I'd really love to read the thoughts of those of you with kids like that...I already know the thoughts of so many others whose kids are college bound, and I deeply respect them (and have a couple of my own who are likely to head there!). No bashing, please, I don't need to be called ignorant, foolish, or limiting for simply acknowledging that every kid isn't going to go to college, or if they go, they aren't all going to finish. (I have privately been called that due to posts here, so sorry if I am tentative). So, anyone willing to share? I wrote what I thought over at my new homeschooling blog, so I won't bother to repeat it here, but it got me to thinking there MUST be someone here out of the thousands of moms, who might have something pretty insightful to say about this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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