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Sen. Paul Pinsky, Democrat from Prince George's County, killed a bill that would have increased the number of the state's technical schools.
Sen. Paul Pinsky, Democrat from Prince George's County, killed a bill that would have increased the number of the state's technical schools. (File Photo)

Regarding the article on increasing the number of tech schools in Maryland (“Gov. Hogan's bill to increase tech schools in Maryland killed in Senate committee,” Feb. 27), my question is why not an increase if they are successful?

Sen. Paul Pinsky, a Prince George’s County Democrat and chair of the education, health and environmental affairs committee, called to get more information by “studying it,” which is a poor excuse to keep kids out of technical schools. It sounds more like he has a personal problem with the governor, although he said the decision wasn’t personal.

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“Anecdotally, the reports are pretty good and while not against it, we haven’t gotten the data back about whether or not it is working,” Mr. Pinsky said.

Not everyone wants to go to college and believe me I have had more than one college graduate waiting on my table at a restaurant because they could not find a job. There is nothing wrong with technical jobs and there is good money in them. There are people working in technical trades who are making more money per hour than college grads today. How many kids will be affected by the year or two that Mr. Pinsky wants to wait for more data

The Maryland Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, known as P-TECH, is a winning proposition for kids today and Mr. Pinsky and his Democratic cronies should get over their problems with the governor and look out for the kids today. The notion that the state should look and come back in a year or two is petty and not helping the kids today get an education and career in the future tech arena.

Stas Chrzanowski, Baltimore

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