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Dr. Michael W. Kirst

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University since 1969.
Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His book From High School to College with Andrea Venezia was published by Jossey Bass in 2004.

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My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.

Poor CollegeCollege Preparation Leads to Debt and Dead End Job

Marty Nemko has been a long time critic of college preparation,and now provides a list of what prospective students should look for in choosing a college, or whether to go to college. See his article that also examines the consequences of college drop outs at http://chronicle.com/temp/email2.php?id=xmPSwYZj2z4sMThmHjfcbqgMm9hf5rps

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