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ERIC Number: EJ759423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-9
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Studies Show High Schools' Shortcomings: Young Adults Surveyed about Their Experiences
Viadero, Debra
Education Week, v24 n22 p1, 12 Feb 2005
Two national studies paint a portrait of the bumpy road that many students face after high school and suggest that better academic preparation and guidance could have smoothed the way. The studies, each based primarily on separate surveys of 1,300 or more 18- to 25-year-olds, come from Public Agenda, a nonprofit opinion-research group in New York City, and Achieve Inc., a Washington group formed by governors and business leaders that promotes high academic standards. Achieve's poll, which was conducted by Peter D. Hart Research Associates of Washington, also includes opinions from several hundred college instructors and employers, who estimated that up to 40 percent of the students they encounter lack the study or job skills they need to succeed. Public Agenda's survey suggests that financial concerns play a major role in students' decisions about whether to enter or stay in college. The good news in both surveys is that overwhelming majorities of young adults, regardless of race or ethnic group, have bought into the idea that going to college is important.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; New York