Germany might be able to teach us something about how to educate students.

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  1. Bro

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    Germany shows that a college education isn't the most important thing to become a functioning contributor to society.

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    Our friends in Germany know—as we should—that some students are bored by traditional studies; some don’t have the aptitude for college; some would rather work with their hands; and some are unhappy at home and just need to get away. They realize that everyone won’t benefit from college, but they can still be successful and contribute to society.

    Americans often see such students as victims. Germans see these students as potential assets who might one day shine if they’re matched with the right vocation. And it has a system in place—a partnership of employers and unions with government—to do the matching and provide the necessary training.

    As a result of this system, few Germans find themselves unemployable. The youth unemployment rate, for example, was just 7.7 percent in February, well below that of the U.S. (16.2 percent officially, excluding those who have dropped out of the labor market) and the euro zone as a whole (23.9 percent). Overall unemployment in Germany was just 5.4 percent in February.

    http://www.businessweek.com/article...t-about-vocational-education?campaign_id=yhoo
     
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    yup, world needs ditch diggers too

    and plumbers, and electricians, and carpenters, and HVAC installers, and mechanics, and......ad infinitum
     
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    hey Bro have you noticed there's no vocational courses in high school anymore?

    do you know why?
     
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    a partnership of employers and unions with government—to do the matching and provide the necessary training.
     
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    'cause the government wants to indoctinate all yutes in colleges?
     
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    ah, so beezelbub and satan working hoof in hoof
     
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    Bro is like this really nice guy who is basically retarded
     
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    :tzone:
     
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    I make a thread and all my fans show up to say hi. :smile:
     
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    hi bud! :hw:
     
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    i think it's possible we don't have much vocational training anymore because we don't make shit ourselves anymore

    what could possibly go wrong with that strategy? :smile:
     
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    no it was due to liability issues...you know, carpentry, auto mechanics, and metal working is too dangerous...

    we are a nation of total faggits
     
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    There is plenty of industry here that could use and benefit from vocational studies.
     
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    bro is a commie :facepalm:
     
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    You're an idiot. We have high schools that offer vocational programs. The problem is they are not partnered up with the industry so after graduation they are cut loose.
     
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    Germany is a communist state? :wtf:
     
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    I dunno lol
     
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    you are an astonishing retard...most public schools have eliminated these programs because if one little kid gets a paper cut the school gets sued...

    has nothing to do with partnerships...so instead of getting this knowledge "for free" (I know you love that,) kids who want to work in these fields have to pay to attend private courses...

    there is a bunch of money (again, bad word) to be made in the skilled trades... but we don't teach it anymore, and that's fucked
     
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    You look dumber with every post. There is a vocational high school near me. Students can choose this school if they want to learn a trade. They would be better suited though if the industry partnered up with the school to take them and give them real world experience.
     
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    yeah, we went from basic life-and-death safety issues, to the protection of "feelings" :wtf: