Weighing Vocational Courses

Casper, WY – State lawmakers are trying to determine the proper balance between academic and vocational courses in Wyoming high schools. State Senator Rae Lynn Job of Rock Springs says a growing number of students are interested in vocational training and that that's where the jobs are. A consultant told a legislative committee Thursday that schools feel increasing pressure to increase vocational alternatives. But there is concern that doing so might lower test scores and hurt the school in light of the No Child Left Behind Act.