Why are public schools banning industrial arts such as shop class?

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  • 9 years ago

    They're not "banning" them... they're simply dropping them. For several reasons:

    1) They're expensive to run. The school has to pay for all of the equipment, maintenance of the equipment, replacement of equipment that is damaged beyond repair or stolen, and supplies for the projects.

    2) They're a liability. Teenagers and power tools are a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    3) It's getting more and more difficult to find someone who actually wants to teach those classes, because the salary is low, the class is underfunded, and it's usually full of students who just want an easy A with the least amount of work possible.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1) They're very expensive to run compared to other classes and

    2) They're scared they'll get sued up the wazoo if an idiot child mangles his hand on a machine.

    Not sure they're "banning" them - just not supporting them as much.

    Which is a shame, it's worthwhile information to know. I'm taking a machining class right now. Engagement with the material world is fun. You don't really know how things are made until you actually try to do it yourself. It should be mandatory for any engineering program. Alas, it's increasingly not.

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  • 9 years ago

    because you touch yourself at night....

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