From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
& American Workers Radio, 11 A.M. Wednesdays
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, March 9, 2019

Education Budgets are Being Finalized!

At this time of year, education budgets in states across America for the September 2019 school year are being finalized. As the budget process continues, everyone is asked to call your local school district office to urge them to promote subjects that will properly prepare America’s youth for the jobs now available and for the job opportunities that will need to be filled in the next 5 to 10 years.

It is always important to promote reading, writing, math skills and world history, but there also needs to be a major focus on the new type of job opportunities that are being created every day. We can all agree that junior high school students should be exposed to a variety of these career opportunities, and with computers, students have the opportunity to have virtual workplace experience, which is helping students select the career of their choice. In high school, every student should have had several classes that would place them on the path to long-term career opportunities which are needed in technology driven workplaces.

Students must be exposed to a full range of options from professions like medicine, education, law, and business, to vital trades like construction, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, welding and manufacturing, all of which are careers important to America’s economy.

As school boards meet to finalize their budgets, school superintendents need to hear from parents and taxpayers who want a more realistic look at how students are being prepared for the ever growing workforce in the United States. When you call, let them know you want your tax dollars to be used for an education that will offer students a career opportunity that will benefit them for a lifetime. Let them know graduates should be ready to apply for one or several jobs as they were in the past.

Kindly spread the word to your family and friends and call your local school superintendent’s office as soon as possible.

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