Your Kid Doesn’t Have to Go to College

A dad talks about talking about college — and alternatives — with his high school sophomore son, 16.

The son begs,”Can we stop talking about this?” but the dad soldiers on, because, “One of the reasons dealing with college can seem so terrifying is that success is defined so rigidly. You graduate high school, go to college, get a job, live happily ever after. But the truth is that most people don’t follow that path, and maybe most people shouldn’t. If a young person isn’t ready to go to college at 18, that’s not a disaster. ”

Find his provocative essay — and fabulous chart about “Alternatives to College” — over at Let Grow. Click here to read it!


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