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.