Education Alternatives


The Oct. 24 editorial, “A Formula for Failure,” lamented that, along with 23% of eighth-graders failing algebra, we also “encourage all students to aim for college, then leave so many behind.” This is touchy ground, but maybe it’s a disservice to have a K-12 management mentality that assumes all students are college material. They’re not. Only 25% of Americans have a bachelor’s degree. If we double that number, it still leaves half our population without a focused, realistic educational path. Allow all to aim for college, but we need attractive K-12 and community college programs geared to the vast number of great kids who will never earn a bachelor’s degree.

Frank Roberts

Chino Hills