Our system isn’t preparing you for the rest of your life.
Here’s some evidence to support how our culture of education is failing to prepare young adults for the rest of their life. Unless you start figuring it out, it will be a long road.
- “Making a bad situation worse is an ingrained sense of entitlement and a highly structured and scheduled childhood. The checklist generation has a serious lack of independence, entrepreneurialism and sense of perseverance.” Don Peck, Award-Winning Reporter and Author
- “Does America Really Need More Graduates?” George Leef
“Nearly 90 percent of high school students in the graduating class of 2010 believe a college degree is worth it.” College Board via St. Helena Star
- “Young Entrepreneurs on Unemployment Crisis” (video)
- “The Economic Policy Institute points out that college graduates increasingly are holding jobs that once didn’t even require a high school diploma — including 18,000 parking lot attendants and 317,000 waiters and waitresses.” St. Helena Star
- “67 percent of graduates had debt, averaging $24,000 per student, up 6 percent from the previous year.” Project on Student Debt
- “Many twenty-somethings will emerge from the Great Recession with their earning power permanently reduced, their confidence dimmed and their ideals profoundly changed.” Don Peck, Award-Winning Reporter and Author
- “The cost of a college education is increasing two to three times the overall rate of inflation. College costs are even rising faster than the cost of medical care.” CNBC via U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- “While American high schools graduate about three quarters of their students in four years, American colleges only graduate 50 percent of their students in six years.” Karen Kasdin
THINK about your situation. The next step in adulthood isn’t as easy as it once was. It now takes time, focus, and effort to answer the questions necessary to live the life you want.
You have unlimited choices with what you can do for your life: