When it comes to school for your children, you have to monitor the schools regardless of the type you choose. That’s what makes charter schools a good idea. You don’t have to come up with an alternative because someone’s already doing it at a brick-and-mortar school that’s staffed and ready. This matters if you want your kids to be prepared for college. Then there are the ones who shouldn’t go.
Stand Back. I’m Naysaying.
I’m generally not on the bandwagon for sending kids to college unless it’s compulsory. Sending them just because it’s the next level after high school is nonsense.
- My biggest rule is knowing what you want to do for a living before declaring a major. Otherwise, how will the plan ever work?
- Kids that don’t know what they want to do shouldn’t go to college. It’s a mistake. First, you’re wasting money. Second, you’re hoping that they’ll figure out their lives in a few years.
- Many people have gone to college and found they didn’t like what they studied. Trying to save face with peers and elders is costly.
- Statistics is a karma class. I came across a young man burdened by all major adult decisions in life except childbirth and buying a home. He was a few weeks behind on statistics homework. In hindsight, repeating it was probably the worst scenario to him at the time. Surely now he sees that viewpoint wasn’t worth postponing his degree.
- Students don’t always realize that college doesn’t have to last all day. They actually have more flexibility than they do in high school. Students who are not interested in learning probably don’t even know this.
- Many people are afraid to admit a life goal that doesn’t require a degree of any kind. Some women only want to have families. That’s not a crime. It could be cultural or based on their country of origin. Even outside of that, it’s acceptable. Many men want wives that stay home.
- Job seekers without degrees claim they don’t get hired because of that. They should have a heart-to-heart conversation with unemployed college graduates. Some of them think their degrees prevent them from being hired.
- Many bosses don’t have college degrees but do possess the experience. Those degree holders might not. The unqualified may be in the same boat.
- Our society generally doesn’t advocate mentors. Those people know what it takes to succeed. No man is an island is a true, well-known quote by John Donne. Mentors prevent failure by directing and advising youth or inexperienced people. The point is to prevent stagnation, complacency, and professional death.
- Not just any old major or degree will do. It has to be viable and marketable. That should be researched before initiating a commitment like college.
- Some mistake other students’ zeal for their own majors as a sign that they should follow suit. There’s safety in numbers. College, degrees, and adulthood are as individual as can be.
- Apparently, some kids are compliant and will do whatever they’re told. Then there’s what they really want to do. There’s no special blue dot on their foreheads or a glow above them to make them identifiable. You have to get to know them in advance.
When they know what they want, then they should go to college. Or not…