Our National Obsession With ‘Going to College’ — We Might Have a Bigger Problem to Solve

May 22, 2015
Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

As a country, we want the best for our youth ─ our own children and those in our communities. We dwell on the ‘going-to-college’ problem ─ wanting to go, getting accepted, paying for it. Yet there is an even bigger challenge we just don’t acknowledge: In the U.S. we graduate far too many students who are not ‘ready-for-college.’ Research shows that only 30 percent of students graduate high school with the minimum skills necessary for college or career. This means far too many graduates go to college requiring remediation or are simply ill-prepared for the rigor of college work, with many of them not knowing how ill-prepared they are until they get there.

Read the full blog on the Huffington post.