Congratulations to the Class of 2019. You've finished the easiest part of life.
This is graduation season, and instead of just accepting all of those commencement speeches, we need to look at what our new graduates have learned.
Because for many young people the reading, math, and science are not enough.
Public schools in this country used to be focused on preparing young people to become productive citizens. Now, it seems that high schools wants to prepare young people for college, or a career, or worse for a state test.
The reality is that not everyone should go to college. So setting graduation requirements that focus on college leaves too many students unprepared.
Graduates are getting a diploma and a handshake, and very few skills that are useful in the real world.