When did we decide that a four-year college education was a “must do” that had to start immediately after high school graduation? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 68.3% of 2011 high school seniors were enrolled in college the year they graduated. Yet national college persistence and graduation rates are shockingly low. Not only do students feel tremendous pressure to go to college immediately; their parents feel it and apply their own pressure.
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