. All are worth trying for students at the margins. But few people are willing to admit that perhaps college just isn’t a good bet for people with seventh-grade reading and math skills at the end of high school.
I’ll take it a step further: A significant portion of all students are not smart enough to benefit from a college education.
Once upon a time we as a society understood that, and made appropriate adjustments. Now, we try to dumb down the credentialing process to match the collapse in average intelligence of those considered college material – that is, anybody capable of breathing.
Reality, as it always does, intervenes with brutal finality. Progressives hate to acknowledge that inevitable outcome, but there it is.
Ask the Gods of the Copybook Headings about it. They’ve got some answers.