The Myth that all students should go to university
Involving parents and the community is another layer or lens in the full prism as described in Good to Great to Innovate. Having parents and teachers too move away from the rigidly-held notion that all students need to be readying for university or college is not easy. It is in parental DNA to espouse the pathway they know or to aspire for a different pathway they may not know, and in teacher DNA to espouse that pathway they know. For several years articles in most major newspapers and online sources have referred and they continue to refer to the need for skilled labour in every field – plumbers, electricians, electrical engineers, manufacturing operators – all now need to have similar communications and learning skills. There are jobs available now and will be into the future as the population ages.