Do vocational schools serve the right students?

03/4/2009 | NYTimes.com

As vocational schools begin to attract top students with specialized math and science programs, some leaders of more traditional New Jersey schools say the programs are no longer meeting the needs of the struggling students they were designed to serve. "Most of our schools can handle those students," said Eugene Westlake, an interim superintendent. "If we're going to use county and district money, we should use it to address a need that exists."

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