Do school counselors really serve any purpose? I have heard that they were virtually non-existent in the past, say like in the 1950s. I have heard that in the 1950s, parents and teachers working together pretty much did the trick. School counselors barely get a student's schedule right in high school; it's a laugh to say they help students untangle their personal problems and stuff. Additionally, in college, all they do is ask you what your major is and then they give you the college degree plan for that major, but they don't guide you. Even a clerk could do all of that.
Just a specific answer that answers whether they are really needed, and if it's true that in years past, they were virtually non-existent. If so, why the change to all of a sudden have them? The experiences that I have described from high school and college are at least from my experience as well as experiences from many friends and acquaintances of mine as well as co-workers telling me about their kids having the same problems with the counselors in high school. Thank you.
O.K. Thank you.
What was it that changed since the 1950s that made the situation change from them not being really needed to being greatly needed?