Dear Class of 2011:
I am here to congratulate you for your success. It is real, it demonstrates initiative, and it automatically puts you ahead of the 30 per cent who do not graduate high school.
I am also here to disabuse you of, and apologize for, some notions that adults have seeded in your minds.
Despite the constant repetition to the contrary, you cannot be anything you want; you cannot necessarily follow your dreams. Unfortunately, some paths are blocked.
Although it might not sound like it at first, retired high school principal offers high school graduates some realistic, yet hopeful, advice for the future.
In doing so, he separates fact from widely held—but not necessarily substantiated—beliefs.
Check out “For 2011 high school grads, some sobering advice” at: