Plan B: Skip College was just published in The New York Times, and suggested that more students be encouraged to explore alternatives to going to college.

I found it interesting that all the people quoted in the article had graduated from college.

Others have posted much better reflections on this move that — whether deliberately or inadvertently — is aimed at low income students. I’d encourage you to read:

Should We Give Up on College? by Claus von Zastrow

___________ Shouldn’t Attend College by Corey Bunje Bower

I’d also like to direct you to one of my previous posts, titled Encouraging Low-Income Students To Go To College which, among other things, highlights a study demonstrating that low-income students benefit the most from attending college.

It’s often not easy to get our students and their families to think about college.

And it would probably be expensive to develop the kinds of support many would need to successfully graduate.

I’m just always wary of people who are enjoying the benefits of doing something trying to tell others that the benefits aren’t worth it to them.