Inner City Youth Deserve To Choose A Career For Life Over a Life Of Poverty, Crime And Drugs
LA, Ca (PRWEB) October 20, 2016
For decades including the present, there have been no vocational high schools in the vast majority of the inner cities of America, depriving many high school youth of a career trade option that would make them "occupation ready for higher paying jobs" upon graduation.
Because of their environment and culture, many inner city high school youth are at an extremely high risk of being recruited, not by college scouts looking for the next football or basketball superstar, but by the gang leaders and drug dealers that exists in their immediate neighborhood.
It is too late to offer them a vocational career opportunity through colleges and post high school trade schools.
A recent opinion editorial article published by the Tennessean on October 5, 2016 entitled "Nashville Can Fight Poverty Via Vocational High Schools" reveals the existence of no vocational high schools in Nashville, Tn.
The article also references the documentary on Youtube "Trading Poverty In South Central LA," produced by Dan Wunsch and Junzo Arai which exposes the same lack of career trade choices for LA inner city high school youth.
A misconception of many citizens is that vocational high schools exist only in Europe, but the fact is vocational career high schools have been around for decades in the South and Midwest with proven track records of graduates being "occupation ready for higher paying jobs."
The main reason why the inner cities have not established vocational high schools with multiple career certifiable options is that urban school administration policies have been that "every child should go to college," and that vocational education is the role of colleges and post high school trade schools. Again, it is too late for many at risk inner city youth.
For more information: Contact Dan Wunsch
Founder of Citizen For Inner City Vocational High Schools
Former Organizer of Inner City Track Program (Hartford, Ct)
Former Tennessee State Certified HS Teacher (Nashville, TN)
Former Draughons Junior College Teacher (Nashville, TN)
Former Editor/Journalist Nashville Music Guide (Nashville, Tn)
BA University of Colorado
MS Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute