States should look at offering 2 yr college degrees, 2 yr certificate programs,2 yr tech programs, 2yr vocational 2yr apprenticeship programs in High Schools. High Schoolers should be able to support themselves when they graduate. They may go on to higher education, but they still should be able to support themselves after completing High School. Add non optional lifeskill’s classes PT classes, History, civics, geography, Literature,math, computer&code writing classes and writing/poetry with optional music and language classes and our children will have a better start in life. There is so much wasted time in school, social engineering and one size fits all brain freeze–it is no wonder we are failing and our children are bored and feel unchallenged.