High school students today spend an increasing proportion of their time thinking about getting in to college. Yet applying to college tells students next to nothing about what to expect there. The measures by which college admission is granted have very little to do with what success in college requires. High school, conventionally conceived, does […]
Ian Bickford is the provost of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This essay was adapted from a talk at SXSW earlier this year.