Sunday, June 26, 2011

the case for graduation from college just got stronger

Making the case for getting a college degree is invariably an easy one. Well, it just got easier. Since encouraging our young people to go to college and graduate makes sense, helping them to enter college well prepared makes even more sense.
There are lots of alarm bells going off today regarding the pervasive lack of adequate preparation for newly arriving college students. One disturbing study concludes that 75% of new students arrive unprepared.
Ever the optimist, however, to me that simply means that the 25% who arrive well prepared will have every opportunity to excel, both absolutely and in relation to their classmates.
In any event, no matter what we choose to do after getting the sheepskin, the effort will have been worth making. In this regard, please see "Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off". Of course, the high achievers and the well prepared can expect to do much better than that.
As the Boy Scouts say, "Be Prepared".
Thanks. Bob.

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