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College is NOT for Everyone

Center for Teaching Quality

CTQ's contributing member and Arizona math teacher Sandy Mertz claims that assuming college is for everyone only closes doors of opportunity. Instead, high schools should offer students a wide range of options that empowers them to discover their strengths and develop their passions. Join in on this roundtable discussion about the best way to improve post-secondary education for all students.

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  • Kris Giere

    I loved the article. Thanks for sharing this. It is another example of how we sometimes oversimplify our views. There are many paths to being successful. A quality education at any level will teach us how to identify possible paths and explore the ones (note: I pluralize "one" on purpose) that inspire us most.