"But the conservatives of this country would never allow us to do as what they they call these socialist Europeans. The conservatives of this country would rant and rave against their tax dollars going to giving a vocational high school education - as they do in say "socialist" Finland - to some other person's kid. You do know what is covered in all these vocational schools in these "socialist" European vocational high schools, do you not?"
Paul, you don't know what a conservative, so you can't possibly know what the conservative ideology is, much less what conservatives think of trade schools.
The ideal of conservatism (I'm a Christian, not a conservative) is to reduce government spending, especially to reduce government spending in education, and to reduce it to a level equivalent to a number of countries which we now know score more than 100 points higher than us at the EIGHTH GRADE LEVEL. That would require us to cut education costs by two thirds or even three fourths. One way to reduce education costs that much would be to CREATE trade schools, not prohibit them. Because of education unions, both conservatives and Christians now have very little influence on the US education process, which is the exact opposite of how it works in Finland and Asian countries like Japan, Korea (more than half of students are in private schools where they learn calculus in the 8th grade), Singapore, and Taiwan.