Want real college reform? Improve college counseling...Posted on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 12:54
Patrick O'Connor, Associate Dean of College Counseling at Cranbrook-Kingswood School in Michigan, has an excellent riposte to Obama's plans for college reform, Mr. President, Here's the College Reform You Forgot. O'Connor calls for more college advising training in schools -- and a loss of federal funding for those who fail to comply:
The impact is immediate. The quality of training improves, so the quality of advising improves, and students make better choices. Even better, the cost of the training is minimal, since the class replaces an elective course or required professional development, and is already available through a variety of instructional methods -- including an online version.