Should all students be planning on post-secondary education?

Yesterday, the website GOOD posted a story about Washington D.C. council chairman Kwame Brown proposing that high school seniors be required to take the SAT and apply to at least one college/trade school in order to graduate.

Washington Post has a blog entryon it, too.

Justin Locke, an admissions counselor for Saint Francis University in Loretto, left, talks with Mandolynn Ferrere, a William Penn student, during a college expo at Penn State York in October. (File photo by Paul Kuehnel)

It reminded me of our story about the York City School District, which now requires students to do a list of things – the Bearcat Bold 8, including take the SAT and apply to a post-secondary school – in order to fully participate in graduation ceremonies.

I recently sat in on an interesting YorkCounts forum on preparing students for higher education. During that talk, a presenter said that today,  being “college ready” and “career ready” are basically the same thing.

Do you agree?

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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