One of the schools chartering a new FFA chapter is Robinsdale-Armstrong in the metro area. The agricultural science and technology educator, Luke Becker, said it is like every other FFA chapter. “The only thing different between a rural school and my metro school that I’m at right now, I can’t pronounce the kid’s names, but my kids act the same way. They are driven, they are excited, they want to try different things and they want to better themselves in every way humanly possible.” Becker sees demand for a technical education. “Last year, there was about 200 students who asked to take a CT (career and technical) program course in the area that I teach at Armstrong. Next year, I’ve got 600 kids that want to take a class with me and we’re going to have to turn away about 400 of them.”
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