Parents, Teens & College
The four-year graduation rate for the class of freshmen that started at the University of Kansas in 2008 is 37.2 percent, and it hints that not all high school seniors are ready to go on to college.
In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we’ll talk with psychologist Wes Crenshaw about the reasons why so many kids aren’t ready and why a system that pushes for everyone to go to college might not be the right thing.
Dr. Wes Crenshaw is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist and board certified in Couples and Family Psychology (ABPP). He has served families in Lawrence and surrounding area since 1999 and owns Family Psychological Services in Lawrence. He is co-author of the Double Take column published weekly since 2004 and currently in Monday's GO! section of the Lawrence Journal World, and Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens; and Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens based on eight years of columns. He received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1994, was licensed in 1995 and founded an internship for doctoral students in Topeka in 1996. He co-founded the Family Therapy Institute Midwest in 1999 and served as its director until December 2010. Learn more at www.dr-wes.com.