College not end-all
Preparing teenagers for college ought not to be our high schools’ single, all-consuming job. Yet judging by what one of its members writes in the right-hand column on this page, that’s what the Oregon State Board of Education seems to want.
It is obvious now that students had better pay attention in English, math, and science if they want to continue their education so they can land a decent job in the global economy.
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Preparing students for college, and by extension the job force should be thier ONLY purpose, anything else is purely a bonus, or detraction. And, if it is not the only purpose, what else are schools schools there to do?