As the Class of 2011 takes its first steps into a new world of challenges, congratulations are in order.
For the graduates, it seems like a relief. The hours of classroom study, homework and research are in the past. No more tests, no more term papers and no more textbooks.
But the true tests and the real work lies ahead.
Consider this: Thirteen years ago when most of this year’s high school graduates were anticipating their first tentative steps into kindergarten, other hopeful young people were celebrating graduation.