While there is little argument that college preparation in high school is imperative, there is debate among scholars as to what extent high schools should prepare students for college and careers. In order to better understand this, we need to recognize current statistics associated with College and Career Outcomes of High Schools. Here is some information by YouthTruth that we should keep in mind.
As you can see, in the survey below, most high school students feel unprepared for college despite wanting to go. Additionally, students feel even more unprepared for careers.
So what can high schools do to change these numbers? In our next blog we will discuss programs that have been put in place to make a difference.
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