What grade would students give high school, or college?
This time of year, there’s a lot of talk about colleges, especially for high school seniors headed to college in a handful of months. This article describing a telephone survey conducted in partnership with Stanford University of 1,104 folks ages 18-24 sheds some light on how students feel about their high school and/or college experiences.
Overall students were more satisfied with their college experiences than high school experiences. One particular critique of high school was: “Most young people say their school didn’t do a good job of preparing them for work or helping them choose a future career. They also give high schools low marks on exposing them to the latest technology in their field and helping them get work experience.”
I was intrigued by this paragraph: “The majority of high school students probably won’t end up with a college degree, however. Among those a few years ahead of them - today’s 25- to 34-year-olds - only about a third hold a bachelor’s or higher degree, according to the Census Bureau. Less than 10 percent get an associate’s degree.”
If you’re reading this, you’re someone who cares about kids. If you could wave a wand and change one thing about your local public high school, what would it be?
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