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Is college for everyone?

Please help with the following questions:

Is college for everyone?
Do you think that we should encourage some high school students to follow another path?
How do you think such decision should be made? and by whom?
What changes in social policy would help non-college youth find a secure occupational identity?

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1. Is college for everyone? Do you think that we should encourage some high school students to follow another path? How do you think such decision should be made? And by whom?

Oftentimes students are encouraged by parents and educational professionals (society in general) to think about college or university to increase the person's earning capacity and the likelihood of getting a job or career that she or he is interested in as a chosen career or profession. However, if the student does not thrive academically, then other options should be presented to the student. Ultimately, in the end though, it is the student's decision. For example, if the student decides to work instead of go to college, then one would need to explore the types of jobs or occupations that she or he is interested in terms of market research (availability, income, qualification, skills, etc.). Perhaps a job readiness course ...

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This solution examines if college is for everyone or if there other paths to success, and how to make this decision. It also examines how to help the non-college student to develop a secure occupational identity.

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