Re "Education's biggest problem: egalitarianism" (Viewpoints, Feb. 5): Not every student is capable, or interested, in going to college right out of high school. The downside is that public high schools lack many vocational courses.
I graduated high school in 1973, just as the school systems decided to kill off vocational course work. This now shows in the unemployment rate as the labor pool has suffered a dumbed down high school education. This also explains how skilled trades, such as carpenters and plumbers, are largely filled by immigrants.
-- Andrew Mattson, sacramento