Is it to help our children get into a good institution of higher learning, where their studies eventually result in a successful career? If true, what guarantee is there that a targeted and planned specialty will be a viable life career at the end of four years, let alone twelve? I think that our real goal is to help develop lifelong learners—people who are involved in an ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge. Hopefully we (adults and youth) are actively engaged both mentally and physically on a daily basis. In much the same way that cross training in our exercise routine strengthens the whole body, I am advocating that the Choice Program can help build lifelong learners by providing a diverse education that encourages young people to flex lots of different mental muscles.
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