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Teens Say High School Doesn’t Prepare Them For College, Jobs….

From Jezebel….

A large amount of public schools are married to test score’s and set in stone standard’s….

School’s need to do less advance math…..

And more basic Home economics stuff…

Basic’s of computers, balancing a checkbook, basic first aid…..

And yes…..

Sex education…..

And above all…

Good study habits….

Guidance couslers need to reach out to students that need help in moving on to college…

But one of the problems with this survey and young High School students is this….

Once you leave the halls of your High School….

Dilley High School held its annual College Day event on October 20, 2009.

dilleyisd.net

You’re on your own…

And that’s not something a High School is supposed to do….



Anna North — Kids today aren’t especially satisfied with their high schools, especially when it comes to preparing them for the real world. They’re more enthusiastic about college — but a lot of them need help getting there.

According to an AP-Viacom poll, just 40% of high school students are very satisfied with their schools, while a fifth are unsatisfied. College students are a lot happier — 6 in 10 say they’re “very” or “extremely” satisfied with their institution. But high schools aren’t necessarily helping kids reach this point — while 56% say their high school prepare them well for more school, many still had complaints. Writes the AP’s Connie Cass, “a majority say their school wasn’t good at helping them choose a field of study, aiding them in finding the right college or vocational school or assisting them in coming up with ways to pay for more schooling.” And many students felt high school didn’t prepare them for the workforce, either: they said their schools failed at “exposing them to the latest technology in their field and helping them get work experience.”

More…

From Politicaldog101….

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April 19, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Education, Government, Other Things, Updates |

2 Comments »

  1. Schools are overwhelmed with less funding and more increased responsibilities. Schools are still having Career Day and College Night to inform students of various professions and certain colleges. These activities are limited and need to be scheduled regularly. Our youth need to be aware of the different secondary institutions available to continue their education. College Nights normally consist of traditonal colleges. Career colleges, and vocational institutions; especially for profit colleges are primarily excluded from these events. Our high school graduates need to have a working knowledge of different institutions and different programs. Traditional colleges do not meet the needs of every high school graduate. Our schools need grants to provide additional programs geared towards the real world to ensure our students are successful. Community based organizations, workforce agencies, parents and schools must work together for the betterment of our high school graduates.

    Comment by successisthebestrevenge | April 20, 2011 | Reply

    • and now they want to cut the salaries of teachers to boot….Go figure?

      Comment by jamesb101 | April 20, 2011 | Reply


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