Posted date: Sep 23, 2016
by: Dianna Padgett
Up till now, if a kid wanted to wait until a year or two after high school to find his or her true calling he/she could. If it turns out he was to be starving poet then our world will have found another midwife of truth. If she was to be a crazy artist then we would have been blessed with a unique perspective of beauty. But to be required to begin a program of career choosing at grade 8 gives ample time for these unprofitable ideas to be eradicated and a true cog of the money machine to be harvested.
For us to have any martyr for the sake of the dignity and freedom of the human race someone would have to be brought up in a cave totally away from the infusionary murk of corporate greed.
Help in choosing a career is certainly necessary but it should not be required. Required means that some entity other than the student will gain the long run victory.
And as far as the high cost of college: Other countries don't have such a high cost. Other countries children are doing better in school than we are. We need to address the issue's source, not put a hearts and flowers band-aid on the gaping slash across our basic freedoms.