Friday, September 28, 2012

A Career Not College

I recently heard, on NPR, that 74% of Wisconsin high school students took a college entrance test this year (ACT, SAT).

I wonder if a big problem that we face as a society is that most people's main goal is to send their kids to college.  How many times have you listened to a poor mother talk about all of what she is doing in order to send her kid to a good college.

Why is their goal a good college and not a good career?

For decades we have learned that the way to be successful was to go to college.  And now that is everyone's goal.  We have colleges coming out of our ears.  And a tremendous surplus of college graduates.

We no longer have a respected bunch of citizens who do work without college degrees. 

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