Are you college ready?Now I don't doubt the sincerity of the intent behind that phrase, or that the folks promoting it don't want what's best for our students. But the more I think about it, the more I wonder if a more interesting question might be:
Is college ready for you?And, yes, feel free to substitute "high school" in for "college" in that sentence. I think that question might lead to some more interesting - and possibly uncomfortable - conversations.
The purpose of education is not (or at least should not be) to prepare you to do well in school.