Henry Weinstein's articles (Part I, June 16, 17) regarding vocational schools were timely and well done.
The larger question is the need to address the problems of financing college educations of those adults who are just beginning to realize that they are deficient in basic skills as well as vocational skills, and to deal with the enormous numbers of young people ready for college who need something better than what they have been getting.
State and federally funded and guaranteed student aid is dispensed by each school on an autonomous basis (at least in California). Each community college and each Cal State campus has its own student aid department, essentially answerable to no one.
What is increasingly clear is that those in charge of the business of assisting students in obtaining the financial aid already provided by Congress simply do not care about their applicants. They receive their salaries if they process two applicants a day or 20 applicants a day.