November 26, 2018

The 74: King: College Attainment Is Hard — Especially for the Most Disadvantaged — but Not Pursuing a Degree Is Far Worse

Of course, telling kids to go to college isn’t enough. We have to also provide a road map and help them navigate the path to and through. Government must implement policies that incentivize college attendance and completion. High schools have to engage in more rigorous and targeted approaches to building college-going cultures and provide wraparound 9th- 12th-grade college counseling services, writes Tim King, who teaches at Northwestern University and is the founder and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, a nonprofit operating a network of all-male charter public schools in Chicago.