The Inherent Value in Gap Years for All Students, Not Just the 1 Percent

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Following the White House announcement of Malia Obama’s post-high school plans, there has been an explosion of commentary on the benefits and potential pitfalls of the gap year. One common assertion by both reporters and comment board enthusiasts argues that the gap year is out of reach for the average American. Dismissing the gap year concept as another privilege of the 1 percent does a disservice to us all, as society would gain substantially from a generation of more engaged, self-directed and academically-motivated young people.

It’s currently the case that most true gap years (defined by the American Gap read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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