As this student behavior and family life wasn't the best, and he really lacked the skills necessary to succeed in the rigorous high school setting.
Because of this industrial type system, learning is not very integral. Just show up sit down and do what is expected.
The no child left behind act basically pushed education down a path of standardized testing to collect data to report student progress.
Giving a child everything he or she desires hurts their ability to think long term, work through problems. Are we raising kids or adults?
The college debt story stems from a few problems: 1. Blame the government. Pell grants used to cover up to 77% of college. In 2011 it is less than 40%