is college a smart idea

November 3, 2011 - 1:35am
More education equals more opportunity, right? Young college dropouts say no.

Alex Franke had it all planned out. He was going to dive back into the academic scene.

In January 2011, the plan was to go abroad to London in the spring, return to SU in the fall and take a couple television, radio, film courses. He had his London classes picked out, his roundtrip ticket booked and his suitcase packed.

But a week before he was supposed to leave for London, Franke had what he called his “movie-like epiphany.” He picked up the phone from his Jersey City apartment overlooking Manhattan, and dialed his parents’ number back home in Milburn, New Jersey.