Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Wisdom about college readiness." From the NYT. Sent in by a Reader.

Saw this article in the NYT, and I think it should be required reading for every parent of a high school senior. I wish I could have those kinds of conversations with some students. 


  1. Dang. I just completed a survey about college readiness of recent high school graduates, and in the comments part I now wish I had suggested encouraging most students to take a gap year.

    BTW, are other CM correspondents getting that "HigherEdSurvey"?

  2. Decent article. I also like the one linked to it

    In Fervent Support of the ‘Gap Year’

    which I can't remember if we already discussed here.

  3. Smart, thoughtful, sensible. . . .I could go on. May this point of view become more common. Please. At least it's got a good spokesperson (and she's managed to access a pretty prestigious platform for expressing her ideas).