Making the Grade After Graduation

April 15, 2013
Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

Millions of high school seniors are beginning to receive college acceptance letters, but data surrounding students’ performance once they get to college should dampen the elation. The American Dream 2.0 Report found that 46 percent of all students who enroll in an institution of higher learning do not graduate with any credential within six years. The statistics are even starker for our nation’s African-American and Hispanic high school graduates, with 63 and 58 percent, respectively, leaving college before graduating.

Clearly earning a high school diploma is not synonymous with college readiness. True preparedness means not only acquiring knowledge, but being able to apply that knowledge and demonstrate skills like critical thinking, time management, self-direction, and collaboration.

Read more at the Huffington Post.