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Okay, but by the time a kid reaches high school they've spent 8 years studying math, science, English, and social studies. Many students are like me who took a few classes then majored in the subject of the teacher I hit it off with only to learn upon graduation, this really had no connection to the career I ultimately pursued.In fact, if you look around and ask people what they went to college for, and the career they are in now, you'll quickly realize that the degrees we pursued were unnecessary for many of us. How would we know when we don't give them the chance.Why aren't they discovering what it is they want to be ready for and then if that requires college, sure, pursue a path that gets you ready for the area of study you are interested in. I WISH I HAD MORE TIME FOR ART (or dance, or photography, or music etc. Why not give students ownership over their learning and let high school be a time to discover and/or pursue passions?This is not the same as everyone gets 3 years of math, science, English, and social studies in high school and all have to take the same test because it shouldn't be one size fits all and it's okay to pursue lives that never involve each of those subjects. It is not acceptable for children to spend 12 years of school graduating high school with little to no emphasis placed on knowing what you love and then matching what you love to what you do next.In fact, what was true for the parents of today's kids, isn't true for them.As a result, more and more often smart students and their parents are also beginning to understand that a college education is not what it's cracked up to be.You can be a dog whisperer with your own TV show and books (Caesar Millan).You can work as a motion picture film editor without college (speak to Marco Torres). we have at least four presidents who lead our country without having had the "college experience." When I share this with others, I'm often met with the reaction that I'm taking extreme and unusual cases. There are endless examples of successful people who let passion, not college lead them to success.
Sadly, we're bringing up a generation of stressed out, over scheduled kids, who spend their days in school and nights in activities and doing homework with little to no time for themselves.
Some of the most successful business entrepreneurs never bothered getting college degrees. Rowling, the successful writer from the Harry Potter series didn't bother with college either. Perhaps most interesting is that revered diplomats like Prime Minister of Britain Winston Churchill also have no college degree. In fact on a more personal note, when I ask those of my generation (I was born in 1968) to think of their parents and grandparents, and other family and friends of the generation prior, they often realize many of them worked in successful careers without college. My father become a successful Director of Photography popular sit coms and game shows like "Who's The Boss," "Different Strokes," "The Gong Show," "The Dating Game," and "The Newlywed Game." He often worked with my other father, a man passionate about music, who loved his career as a sound engineer on these shows as well as big shows like the "Academy Awards" and the "Grammys." My mother is passionate about her career as an entertainment business manager.
Multi-million/billionaires Steve Jobs, Mary Kay Ash, Mark Zuckerberg, Ted Turner, Coco Chanel, Richard Branson, Debbie Fields, and David Geffen have no college diplomas to frame. My best friend growing up had a father who was a big casting director for a major network.
Some will say that's what college is for, isn't it?
It's a place to figure out what you're interested in.Recently I was told we have to force kids to learn Algebra, trigonometry, and geometry because they will need it for college. Why would a lit, theater, or women's studies major need that for college? Most students today have little time devoted toward exploring, discovering and developing their passions, talents, and interests.