Fear and Flexibility: Barriers to Persistence and Pathways to Success

2017-09-20T13:22:11-05:00

As the new Head of School at Obridge, I am excited to exchange insights with colleagues and students throughout this shared experience. I am passionate about the education of our youth, and about what it takes to help all students be successful. Having spent a good portion of my career in higher education, I have witnessed first-hand the unsettling decline in college enrollment. There have of course emerged several theories as to why this is happening. Factors that impede a student’s choice to pursue a college degree often include financial strain, the need to begin working, or the necessity to contribute ......