Should all kids go to college?
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded San Francisco $1 million per year for three years to expand programs designed to get students ready for college as well as others focused on keeping them there until they get a degree (http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-09-27/bay-area/24099036_1_college-readin...). But, are all kids meant to go to college?
Many people would argue "no." A statewide effort to link learning with student interests and job preparation hopes to lead to higher graduation rates, increased college enrollments, and higher earning potential. Used in schools throughout California, this integrated approach helps students build a strong foundation for success in college and career—and life. Pathways prepare high school students for career and a full range of postsecondary options, including 2– and 4–year college or university, apprenticeships, the military, and formal employment training. See http://www.connectedcalifornia.org/pathways/index.php