“Lessons from famous college dropouts” from CNN today

As our Federal and State Governments push standardize testing and cookie cutter educations still some lessons these politicians can learn! I believe in college educations and giving our children every chance to succeed, but not everyone learns the same nor do they all need to attend 4 year colleges. I once heard it said that we as individuals are made up of our growth and experiences as we grow from toddler to adult, but what are we saying to the next generations if we force them to grow faster and take away the childhood experiences. 
   Check out this article from CNN I believe speaks volumes about what we may be losing down the road. 

About Gary M Wolfe

The Author spent 10 years as a member of the Milford Delaware Board Of Education, and is currently seeking the 18th Senatorial seat in the Delaware Legislature.
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5 Responses to “Lessons from famous college dropouts” from CNN today

  1. I think you have observed some very interesting details , regards for the post.

  2. Frederika says:

    Interesting stuff. An excellent well-rounded education–whether through schooling or self-taught or a mix of both–is important. I am very concerned that college is truly becoming inaccessible to many because of its cost. We can no longer expect young people to commit themselves to years and years of debt as they struggle to make a life for themselves and their family AND pay off college debts. Really. Having young men and women end up $30-60K in debt is a lousy way to start life on one’s own. College has become prohibitively expensive and the realm of the well-to-do and the rewarded. Getting thousands of kids career and college ready may prove to backfire if they cannot get into or complete college because of the costs. My two sons (fairly recent college graduates) were very lucky to finish college with no dept at all due to a little bit of planning on our part, some scholarship $$ on their part, and the fact that as residents they attended the University of Delaware. Thank God. Otherwise, we would all be up to our eyeballs in debt.

    • Wolfe Gary says:

      I have two currently in college and one getting ready to go next year and as I’ve told many they would not be going if it was not for us all of us working together. How can we continue to tell our students and families we are increasing rigor so the students are ready for college when so many can’t even afford basic needs. Milford has 58% free and reduced lunches so if they don’t get scholarships they will all end up in the Seed program which is already a strain on Del Tech resources now. It’s this frustration that I believe the teachers and students are feeling which is making the environment in our schools not teaching conducive. I am working on a blog article which is based on my sons observations just this week in our high school and it was a rude awakening for both of them.

  3. great post, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts of this sector don’t understand this. You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

  4. Ancora Imparo says:

    Quite unfortunate from my point of view but we celebrated our child’s number selection in the Sussex Academy of the Arts and Sciences lottery. As a parent, you understand I have a responsibility to my child. I must think beyond DCAS and AYP rating of a school. Your boys would approve and foolishly chastise me for even hesitating.

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