From Alan Weiss’s newsletter:
There are many in the education profession concerned that these students are still not adequately prepared to enter college. I have a different concern.
I don’t think a four-year degree (or the five and six years some students crawl through) will be de rigueur in the years ahead. I don’t think college should the default destination for high school graduates. We need tradespeople and craftspeople. We need people in transportation and public safety. Do they all require four-year degrees? Can’t two-year programs or even licensing or certification courses fill the bill?