Ready for Post-High School Life

By Rebecca St. Andrie

Plumbers and professors. It’s hard to think of two more divergent jobs. And in today’s differentiated education, you could argue that their high school preparation should vary as much as their goals. Students go out to do many different things in the world; surely their knowledge base ought to be different as well.

But the research shows us something different. It turns out that no matter what students do after graduation -- whether they get jobs or attend college -- students all need challenging courses in high school.

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