Atlanta Forward: Education

How do we get students to ready for college and careers? In a column, a former pro football player who also is an engineer talks about how students don’t need to rely on lucky breaks in life if they pursue the STEM fields and apply themselves. A college instructor warns the increased pressure on Georgia campuses to ensure students graduate on time overlooks a major obstacle: Kids are not graduating from high school with college-ready skills, so freshman year is turning into an extension of 12th grade. Readers voice support and doubts about Georgia’s new system of measuring the growth students show in a year.