Let them try something else. Anything else. Really, truly anything else. The famous pastry chef Pierre Hermé began his career at 14, as an apprentice. If your kid hates academia, the solution isn’t to extend his pain, the solution is to ask yourself: What else could he be learning instead? It doesn’t have to be sheeting pastry dough, but you owe it to him and yourself to think about it.
Higher Education Erodes
Simon Sarris

I love this. We have an entire generation in the US pushing their children to go to college without realizing that it no longer guarantees high paying jobs. Let them try something else!

Praxis is one alternative: A 6-month paid apprenticeship at a startup for people interested in jumpstarting a career in sales, marketing, or operations.

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