It is an important staple of the American education system and is used to determine many things like whether you can advance to the next grade, graduate, or even go to the college, university, or graduate school of your choice. They are even used by the military to allocate job assignments.
As we discuss students’ futures with them, let’s ask ourselves, is college the main or only option we should be presenting? As parents and educators, we all truly desire to help our students and children succeed. This “success” may not be in the traditional sense. We need to consider and evaluate what is actually best for each child, and that will likely look different for each individual.