Where will you be in six years? It is hard to predict your future, but the “Fish Bowl” Blog site encourages the reader to consider the benefits of going to college. You can read the entire blog here.
“College holds such a preeminent spot in the American education system. All the blue ribbon commissions, all the various standards movements, and all the politicians and pundits assume that college is the end goal of our education system. As a result, our K-12 system is almost maniacally focused on preparing kids for college. (In fairness, there are still some vocational education programs around, and we applaud dutifully when we announce that students are joining the military, but we mostly ignore those kids the rest of the time.)”