Read what Mike Rowe has to say about vocational/technical education in our schools at the link below.
Let's ask Mike Rowe to speak up for MCPS students.
Today, the Montgomery County Board of Education STILL allows principals to charge ILLEGAL CURRICULAR FEES to MCPS students who take courses at Edison High School of Technology (our one local vo/tech high school).
Fees for public school classes discourage and prohibit participation and send a strong message that these classes are to be avoided.
The fees do not go into the MCPS budget, are not publicly accounted for, and create a slush fund for the principal. The practice has been going on for over a decade and our public officials will not speak up about this illegal practice.
We have it in writing from the Maryland Attorney General's office and the Maryland State Board of Education that our children are entitled to a FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION under the Maryland Constitution. Yet, the charging of illegal curricular fees continues in Montgomery County.
Mike Rowe, can you help?