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June 28, 2014

In Our Opinion: Respect the paths graduates choose

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There are a lot of really terrific reasons to go to college. For some, it is an obvious first step toward pursuing a higher degree. For others, it is a proving ground — an opportunity to delve more deeply into areas of interest to seek out a career path. 

It can also be an opportunity to broaden one’s mind, to exercise critical thinking skills and become exposed to thought-provoking ideas. But today, these opportunities come with a hefty price tag attached. 

“What are you going to do?” is a valid question for any high school graduate. But we must also be asking, “Why?” And if the answers are “College,” followed by a shrug, it’s worth examining that choice. 

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