10th Period blogger Stephen Dyer did a little digging into ECOT once again bragging about the size of their graduating class. He not only reiterates the fact that that dropout rate is the worst in the country, but also found that their career tech numbers are a tad bizarre.
it’s important to see just what this “real world learning experiences” ECOT declares actually are. Looking through ECOT’s state funding report, you can see which categories their students are being funded by the state to take. ECOT has 2 kids taking Category 1 courses — what most of us think of Career Tech training (plumbing, carpentry, welding, etc.). ECOT has 6 kids taking Category 3 courses. And they have 303 students taking Category 5 — what I grew up knowing as Home Economics.
I’m not knocking Family and Consumer Sciences, which is a legitimate endeavor, complete with a national association. But let’s stop pretending that ECOT is teaching kids how to bead a weld or plumb a house or make sure support beams are appropriately plumb.
They’re teaching Home Ec.
Oh, and thanks to new changes in state funding laws, they’re getting $380,847 to do it.
You can read the entire post here. http://www.10thperiod.com/2016/06/ecot-preens-about-graduating-less-than.html