That's just silly on many levels.
It is about like our state mandated "all children will be proficient in all areas by 2014". Sure they will. :roll: I could go on about that, but I left my soapbox at home today. :wink:
My husband is a perfect example of "not college material". He hated school and struggled through it. Honestly, he probably has a learning disability and needed special education services. Instead, his parents pulled him from public school and enrolled him in a tiny private school where he got almost one-on-one attention. That's the ONLY reason he got through school. On the other hand, he's a gifted musician. He reads music and plays by ear. If it's got strings, he can play it. He was playing professionally at age 15. He didn't need college for what he does. He admits that he might like college NOW . . . but then he says that he just wants the classes he WANTS to take without all that other stuff . . . and I explain that it doesn't work that way. His family and friends are amazed he married a teacher because he hates school that much.
I'm on the opposite side. I never thought about whether I was going to college, I just knew I would. I loved school. Heck, if the grad school classes weren't so expensive, I'd probably just keep taking classes and taking classes just because I like them. I didn't actually intend to be a teacher, but I fell into it . . . and I get to be at school every day!
One of my best friends was certainly smart enough to attend college, but she didn't want to do it. She's doing well. Another tried college, but didn't have any idea what she wanted to do. She eventually decided to quit, work, get married, and raise her two children. During that time she decided what she wanted to do. THEN she went to college and got a degree.
We have a LOT of students who need vocational training, but not college. We have some kids who can really work . . . but not sitting behind a desk types of work. When we moved to our new building, we had no landscaping. We got the materials through a grant, and the KIDS volunteered to do the work. The ones who did the best work were the ones who didn't perform well in the classroom, but they did an amazing job on the building. Need college? Nope. A vocational program would have been more to their liking.