Ive been saying this for years

by Renegade_Azzy

When everyone wants their kids to grow up to be doctors and lawyers, who the hell is going to plumb the shower and toilet, or fix the car?

http://www2.macleans.ca/2011/08/25/why-your-teenager-can%E2%80%99t-use-a-hammer/



Posted on Sep 6, 2011, 6:27 AM

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  1. We need more blue-collar workers!. Chris, Sep 6, 2011
  2. Interesting observations of my own:. Z50R, Sep 6, 2011
    1. Oh, we must have gone to the same school.. , Sep 6, 2011
      1. And another tale.... attic rat, Sep 7, 2011
        1. You answered your own question. Z50, Sep 9, 2011
          1. I'd work for free if I could. attic rat, Sep 9, 2011
    2. I was the only person in my materials science lab who knew how to use a hacksaw properly... paul, Sep 9, 2011
  3. Trades languishing in schools. , Sep 6, 2011
    1. On the track method. Eric, Sep 6, 2011
    2. Re: Trades languishing in schools. Kitkun, Sep 6, 2011
      1. You have exactly the right atitude there.. attic rat, Sep 7, 2011
      2. A good place to start.... , Sep 8, 2011
  4. Re: Ive been saying this for years. CF, Sep 6, 2011
    1. It might not be quite that bad.. attic rat, Sep 7, 2011
      1. That is an interesting take. Z50, Sep 9, 2011
        1. Assemble vs Make. attic rat, Sep 9, 2011
  5. I totally agree..... , Sep 6, 2011
    1. Start with a chassis or an engine block and finish with the key turning it on. Z50, Sep 6, 2011
    2. Doing projects. , Sep 6, 2011
      1. ironically.... , Sep 6, 2011
        1. Plumbing sucks (or blows). , Sep 6, 2011
          1. Mudding is an art; or it should be.. , Sep 6, 2011
          2. I HAVE to learn roofing next spring...and mudding/taping drywall next fall.... Dulie, Sep 9, 2011
  6. So what is the answer?. MephitMark, Sep 6, 2011
    1. The answer is to share!. Hans, Sep 6, 2011
    2. I think there is a fundemental place to start....... Renegade_Azzy, Sep 7, 2011
      1. I agree here...along with many of the others who have also replied before.... Dulie, Sep 8, 2011
    3. they should ban for-profit schools already.... paul, Sep 9, 2011
      1. I've found the opposite around here.. , Sep 9, 2011
        1. let me be more specific: publicly traded for-profit schools. paul, Sep 11, 2011
      2. Wrong..... Renegade_Azzy, Sep 10, 2011
        1. Accountability and Common Sense. Eric, Sep 12, 2011
  7. Engineer...?. Pirate, Sep 6, 2011
    1. Re: Engineer...?. Anonymous, Sep 6, 2011
    2. Yea. . . .. Krazny13, Sep 7, 2011
      1. heard that.... RayU, Sep 7, 2011
        1. Hell yes.... , Sep 7, 2011
        2. Im told that Saturns. Renegade_Azzy, Sep 8, 2011
        3. they don't. paul, Sep 9, 2011
      2. Back in the day.... , Sep 7, 2011
  8. I distinctly remember my own parents pushing me away from shop classes.... Anonymous Coward, Sep 7, 2011
    1. You are on the right side of the fence to jump over if you want. Z50, Sep 7, 2011
    2. I'm doing the opposite.. CR Pyro, Sep 7, 2011
  9. Same as not teaching cursive in schools anymore. Ian, Sep 7, 2011
    1. shop class saved me. paul, Sep 9, 2011
      1. Back home, I spent a little time at the vocational multi-district.... Dulie, Sep 10, 2011
  10. Idiocracy is approching!. Le_KiD_Qc, Sep 7, 2011
  11. If you want it done.......... MephitMark, Sep 8, 2011
    1. i disagree. paul, Sep 11, 2011
      1. that post was not to give the US any more credit, by the way.... paul, Sep 11, 2011

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