|Everyone will succeed at something.|
So everyone is worried (screaming, whining, carrying on, using for cheap political gain) about the fact that SAT scores have been dropping since 1972. Causes from aliens to the dumbing down of the curriculum are thrown out there.
Reading scores on the SAT for the high school class of 2012 reached a four-decade low, putting a punctuation mark on a gradual decline in the ability of college-bound teens to read passages and answer questions about sentence structure, vocabulary and meaning on the college entrance exam. Many experts attribute the continued decline to record numbers of students taking the test, including about one-quarter from low-income backgrounds. There are many factors that can affect how well a student scores on the SAT, but few are as strongly correlated as family income.And there you have the real reason. More students are taking the thing and many of those people are unqualified. You can blame the schools (and me) if you want but you really need to look at the overall picture ... through a cleaner piece of glass.
|$150,000 debt. $20/hour. |
Obviously not a math major.
Repeat after me:
You don't need to go to college to be successful.
You need to be self-motivated, hard-working, and not a jerk. If your chosen road leads through college, fine, but don't assume that you'll be successful merely because you attended college and racked up a huge debt.
Something that not everyone understands.