From the Clifton (NJ) Journal, Thursday February 19, 2004
"High School 'retires' metal shop"
"The Clifton High School metal shop, with its rows of massive half-century-old gray machines is facing a forced retirement. The metal shop is a casualty of school crowding, changes in the nation's economy, trends in secondary education, and an ambitious, evolving curriculum."
"It is being replaced .... by a Technology Systems course which will include a lot of hands on work in ... rocketry, hot-air balloon design, bridge design and simple robotics ... and will give the students more marketable skills than metal shop."