Tuesday, November 08, 2005

drop-out, push-out, opt-out

Usually I try and stay away from cross posting, then I found this post from one of the feeds I monitor.  It reminded me of a friend of mine who dropped out of school in grade nine cause he was “bored out of his tree”.  He was definately an opt-out. I hope articles like this create some interesting dialogue.  I like what Ontario is doing. I believe it will really meet a need.  I was discussing with my wife a few weeks back about how our school system wasn’t meeting the needs of kids that were more “trades” oriented.  In years past if you didn’t fit into the regular school system you could go work on the farm or with the railway or as a tradesperson.  We need to get back to that.