Reality: Not every kid is college material

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, August 1, 2013

Give Barrack Obama credit on the issue of young people and higher education — he’s been consistent. In both of his presidential campaigns and during both tenures, Obama has consistently declared the goal of education is to make sure every young person has a college education.

It’s an admirable goal, I guess, but it’s an issues on which Obama and I don’t agree. The reality, as I see it, is : Not every high school graduate should go on to college, for several reasons.

To wit: What if the principal at your local high school ordered the football coach to recruit every student in school, even those who don’t know a football from foot fungus?

And what if the principal told the coach to develop ALL of his players into college prospects and anything less would be a failure on his part? How long would it be before the coach and his staff quit en masse?

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