6 Reasons Why I Won’t Push College on My Children

 With student loan debt at an all-time high, and degrees not being what they used to, this man says it’s time for parents to rethink what they teach their children.  — Back when I was in high school, the factors involved in deciding whether or not to attend college were completely different. Going to college […]

5 Reasons A College Degree Doesn’t Equal Success For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

With student loan debt at an all-time high, it’s to discuss a better way to freedom. — American colleges and universities need to wake up and smell the coffee. Have you ever heard a person utter the phrase, “If I could just go back to school” or “If I just had a degree” I could be […]

The Good Men Project Call for Submissions: Life After High School or College

As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, we want to know what does independence look like to you as you transition from high school to college and beyond.

I Had to Run Away From My Problems Before I Could Face Them

Faced with feeling like he had nowhere to go, Cameron started running. He stopped on a California freeway.

Bernie Sanders is Right: College Should Be Free For Everyone

No one deserves a lifetime of debt.

Lessons Learned From The Assembly Line

As the son of a front office white collar worker, Jon Trybulec didn’t expect his job would be on the assembly line. But he learned much more than he could have in the office.

My Startup Broke Me

Letting go of everything I’ve always wanted.

Waking Up from the Dreams of Our Fathers

Edgar Wilson examines what it means to redefine role models for modern youth.

Consider This My Resignation: On Walking Away

“My heart believes in the profound and transformative power of education, but my mind tells me that everybody, especially you, will continue to lose with each decision that supports the status quo.”

147 Of The Answers For You, For Now (Oh Dear Graduates)

 Each year, English teacher Jeremy McKeen gives his seniors a few pieces of advice. It’s been fourteen years since he started teaching. It’s added up. — During the final weeks of my first year of teaching I don’t remember having much advice to give my seniors. I was all of 22 years old and still a […]

When A Late Paper is the Least of Her Problems

Sometimes life doesn’t work well within syllabus guidelines. Professor and writer Jocelyn Pihlaja learns an all-too-familiar lesson regarding late policies and the continuing student.  — Her eyes filled with tears as I spoke. “Yup, you will lose twenty points on your essay if you submit it today. The policy is that you lose ten points for each day that […]

8 Reasons Why I’m NOT Encouraging My Son to go to College

Leah Bell is on a mission to challenge what we’re traditionally told about college and what it takes to be successful. — There is a ridiculous notion that the smart kids go to college and the ones who do not won’t amount to anything. This is exactly why so many students go to college. They […]

6 Money Lessons for My College-Aged Daughter

Living for the moment is great, until the finances catch up with you and the moment starts to suck because you owe a ton of debt.

Guns on Campus: There Will Be No Artist or Doctor Once the Trigger is Pulled

Classrooms are places of genuine human engagement, debate, thought and passion. Guns undermine the openness and vulnerability necessary for learning.

How Kids Choose Colleges Today

Is your student bewildered by college options? Or does it all boil down to this?

Five Essential Tips To Making A Long Distance Relationship Work

Long-distance relationships don’t have to suck. Here are 5 ways to keep the romance from a distance