I wish that the schools would consider the "uniqueness of each child". There are many children would would be outstanding in a skilled trade, but are told that they must go to college (4 year degree minimum implied) in order to succeed. They have no exposure to vocational skills in school and are given no choice but college-prep courses. High schools have eliminated vocational courses, and so a large segment of the students are not served. General education should end by about 9th grade, then there should be a choice of different paths to follow. It makes no sence to keep a student who would be a brillient mechanic (we need more brillient mechanics with how complicated vehicles are now) in a course of study that will only hold him back.