Should Everyone Go To College?

SHOULD EVERYONE GO TO COLLEGE?….David Adesnik ponders the value of higher education today and asks: why not send everyone to college?

I’m not going to get into the middle of this, especially after a long conversation with my mother just yesterday about the problems of inner city high schools, but here’s something to chew on anyway. It turns out there’s already a representative subset of American high school graduates who all go to college: NCAA scholarship athletes. Within a small margin of error, this group is scholastically average, is forced to go to classes for (at least) four years to maintain eligibility, has their tuition completely paid for, and gets loads of special tutoring and other assistance.

So how do they do? Answer that question, and I think you’ve pretty much answered David’s question.