But it's still a real question that needs a real answer.
Bonus: blurb from the news story and a comment by a professor:
But others say the zeal to increase college-going rates ignores the reality that many students will be in over their heads once they start college.PREACH IT. I do find it bitterly amusing that in an edu-world where every two-bit hack administrator and government edu-crat is busy screaming about how we need "diversity," they're all insisting that everybody go to college -- a one-size-fits-all policy if ever there was one that ignores the needs and goals of individual students.
"College preparation for everyone is a very nice ideal, but we have a very high failure rate," says Northwestern University professor James Rosenbaum, author of Beyond College for All: Career Paths for the Forgotten Half.
"If we don't start letting counselors be candid, we're not going to fix this system."
UPDATE: Another heretic!