ERIC Number: ED486158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Fast Track to College: Increasing Postsecondary Success for All Students. Double the Numbers: A Jobs for the Future Initiative
Jobs for the Future
Access to family-supporting jobs now requires education or training beyond high school, but college is becoming less affordable and the education "pipeline" from high school to and through college remains shockingly inefficient, despite the reform efforts of the past several decades. According to one study, for every hundred students who enter ninth grade, only eighteen will complete any kind of postsecondary degree within six years of graduating from high school. If current trends continue, the majority of American young people will not achieve the postsecondary credentials they need for full participation in society and the economy. This document discusses this issue in detail and provides supporting charts and statistics. (Contains 20 endnotes.) [Prepared for the Center for American Progress.]
Descriptors: Credentials, High School Students, College Attendance, Higher Education, Job Skills, Educational Quality, Dropouts, Statewide Planning, Academic Achievement
Jobs for the Future, 88 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110. Tel: 617-728-4446; Web site: http://www.jff.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.