What if a college education just isn't for everyone- Then what?
Posted 6/7/2010 11:31 AM by Maisha Meminger
March 16, 2010 USA Today article asks : "What if college isn't for everyone?"
Marklein reports, "Long before President Obama vowed last year that America will 'have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world' by 2020, the premium placed on going to college was firmly embedded in the American psyche. ... And yet, there's an undercurrent of concern about a group of students - sometimes called 'the forgotten half,' a phrase coined 22 years ago by social scientists studying at-risk young people - who, for whatever reason, do not think college is for them." According to USA Today, what is "still getting lost, some argue, is that too many students are going to college not because they want to, but because they think they have to." Do you think this is true?