A big new study confirms that technical education boosts outcomes - for men
so a program that helps men but has no impact on women has trouble being accepted because it doesn't help women?
In my mind, thats fine - helping one group at no expense to the other is an unmitigated good. There's no downside to implenying it.
We are trying to get our oldest son into VoTech and MAN has it gotten harder since I was in HS. There are applications and open houses and...it seems designed to keep people like my son out because executive functionality is damn hard for him.
Love that last sentence, Richard!
This resonated with me on so many levels. As a young man, vo-tec was part of my middle school experience. It engaged me in a way that academics never did. I then apprenticed in a repair shop. An older gentleman there mentored me in both my vocation and my life and helped me stay on course to become a successful adult. I never forgot being mentored and as a result, I became a mentor to young men in foster care for 8 years. That program ended. Now I'm retired would really like to engage again. There is a local vo-tec school. I've approached the headmaster repeatedly to be a volunteer tutor but to no avail. In this day and age, I understand the reticence of accepting cold-calling volunteers, but there should be more on-ramps for Boomers to mentor young men.