Just 37% of U.S. High School Seniors Prepared for College Math and Reading, Test Shows
. . . with only a tiny fraction more than a third of students prepared for college.
Can you imagine if airlines only achieved their primary goal one time out of three? How about medicine? What would happen if moving companies could only find the correct house in one out of three moves? But we should be fair, they only have 12 years to get this right. It's not like they have a lot of time . . . oh, wait!
"Only 37% of American 12th-graders were academically prepared for college math and reading in 2015, a slight dip from two years earlier, according to test scores released Wednesday.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” said that share was down from an estimated 39% in math and 38% in reading in 2013.
Educators and policy makers have long lamented that many seniors get diplomas even though they aren’t ready for college, careers or the military. Those who go to college often burn through financial aid or build debt while taking remedial classes that don’t earn credits toward a degree."
But nearly 70% will enroll in college. Perhaps if the teachers spent more time instructing and less time instructing students to go to college the results would be better.
COLLEGE ENROLLMENT AND WORK ACTIVITY OF 2014 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
The result for many of these students will be unaffordable debt used to complete high school. As Mamet said, if you are in a con and you don't know who's the mark . . . you're the mark. We are the mark, our children are the mark, the students are the mark, and it is the school administrators, teachers, and the college's which are running the con.
Providing students with "courtesy" passing grades so they can graduate, benefits no one, well, except the schools, teachers, and administrators. They all have much easier jobs because of this "innovation" in education. The colleges also benefit, since they receive a huge cohort of uneducated students who will need to pay to be educated to the college level, and until that happens, they receive no credit for the courses. This means the college will receive tuition payments for even longer than they should expect.
Until we take the government out of our school system, there will be no change in this outcome.
Is it any wonder high school grads can't get a job!