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Two out of three Americans do not get a four-year college degree. While one might argue over whether the reasons for this include affordability, academic preparation or capacity, personal interest, or many other factors that may explain it, the fact remains: we have a higher-education system that ignores the majority of our young people.
Even those in the lucky top quarter or third of the population are facing headwinds: college costs have been increasing in a way that is out of proportion to the economic benefit of increasingly less valuable credentials.
For those individuals (the majority) who might not yet know if a college-track is appropriate for them or not, the paths to determining this are limited, with binary options being presented to them: namely, college or no college. Many young people (and their parents), fearing the stigma of not being in the college track, choose college mistakenly, resulting in a high drop-out rate, increased college debt that can’t be repaid, and years of time that may have been spent learning work and life skills that would prepare them better for their entry into working society.
Finally, we are seeing too many college programs with a declining relevance to needs of the modern workforce. With the exception of professionally-focused courses of study and the rare institutions that have increased their connections to the job market that await their graduates, the academic world has been slow to educate students in the realities of the real economy. Indeed, many institutions take pride in maintaining this distance. While this may have been appropriate for a centuries-old academic tradition serving an even more elite group of society than it does today, it is inadequate for a 21st century global economy and the needs of its citizens.
Percent of students who graduate college
As all young people navigate the important years as they enter adulthood and the transition into the working world, there is an urgent need to do three basic things:
1. Find the areas of interest of an individual, and begin to explore which of these are ones for which a student has some aptitude, whether this be academic aptitude or experiential aptitude, social aptitude or physical aptitude. This is true even for the most highly-adept students, as they will be competing with equally-adept individuals.
2. In those areas of personal interest, help the individual develop the appropriate skills, academic, experiential, personal, and other so that they can be more valuable and productive in society. In some cases, an individual may discover that the things they are most interested in are not particularly remunerative. This would be an important and useful discovery for many individuals.
3. Connect the individual to real-life instances, environments, and practitioners who can provide context for students to understand how their interests and skill sets might meet the needs of the economy, meaning, the working world. In other words, provide them a meaningful and pragmatic path to their future self.