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October 09, 1988

In response to the two letters (Sept. 30) regarding Vice President George Bush's views on education, I agree completely with him on this.

Every child is not college material and following a trade can be rewarding.

We should follow the example of West Germany. At the end of elementary school, an examination is given to all schoolchildren. Those showing an aptitude for higher education receive academic courses in high school. Those who do not appear to be college material are given courses in some occupation or trade to prepare them for gainful employment.

We would see a change in the "drop-out" rate and a happier teen population if this course were followed.

FRANCES K. LEAHY

Los Angeles

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