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Alternatives to College

Malia Obama's Taking A Gap Year, What About Your Child?

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

When our youngest son told us that he wasn't interested in college tours, and needed a break from school, I wasn't really surprised. He had been miserable in school for most of his four years of high school, and the idea of going straight to college was something he did not want to do.

Rethinking the Promise of a College Degree

Blake Boles | Posted 10.20.2012 | College
Blake Boles

A statistical average provides meaningful information about a population, but not an individual. Just because many people find financial security through college doesn't mean you must also.

What Do You MEAN You're Not Going To College?

Karin Kasdin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

A large number of our young people are wasting valuable time and money in college when they could be learning a trade, working as apprentices, becoming entrepreneurs, or working in community service.

Can't Afford College? Consider These 5 Alternative Paths to Your Career

Amanda Krauss | Posted 11.15.2011 | College
Amanda Krauss

Now that I'm in the tech sector, I work with plenty of successful people who don't have degrees at all. So let me save you the time -- up to four years -- and tell you what I've learned outside the classroom.