I wasn’t going to post this week, but I just read this article about the 50% college drop-out rate. I have been ranting about this for years, and it was a major motivation for the writing of CATALYST. We are very good at getting kids into college in America. We suck at preparing them to actually succeed in college and graduate, and we do a lousy job helping them choose the college that is right for them!!!!! (Read my essay about this.)
:pauses to wipe spittle off mouth::
How do we do this better? How do we help kids choose the right school? What tools do they need that they are not getting now?
Tomorrow is a big extended-family gig, then I’m off to NCTE, camera in hand. Tune in this weekend for photos.