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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A high school junior discusses questions about college

This well-written piece by a high school junior speaks to the issue of college as the only alternative.  For most of society, few can envision any other choice than college.

Your friends and family do not even consider that a high school graduate might: 1) start a business; 2) join the military; 3) get a job; 4) get an unpaid apprenticeship at a startup company.

And importantly too many parents experience shame if little Johnny does not head off immediately to college. Parents and high school students are consistently asked one and only one question: “What college will you be attending?” When do you hear informal support for alternatives to college? Far too rarely and that is one major purpose of this blog.

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