DEAR EDITOR:

A formal college education is useless in today’s world. There is nothing that can be taught a student after 12 years of school. If a student has not learned to do math, communicate, read and learned some geography, history, science, economics and civics to function well in this world, they will not learn it in college.

By the time a student is in the eighth grade, virtually all will have shown if they are suited for a specialized vocational field such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, brick/block laying, mechanics, welding, metal fabrication, computer programer/service technician, commercial painter, medical support, etc. Such vocation professions should be taught in every school system in our nation.

Every student who graduates should be able to leave schools after 12 years and quickly transition into our economy able to fully support themselves. Students capable and desiring to specialize in fields that will require four years or more of college should do so.

Stanley Montcalm

Powder Springs

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