Why Are So Many High School Graduates Unprepared for College?
Stephen Trachtenberg, Dr. David Conley and Diane Ullman, PhD
|According to a national survey of high school graduates, employers and college instructors to assess the college- and career-readiness of high school graduates, as many as 40% of the nation’s high school graduates said they were inadequately prepared to deal with the demands of postsecondary education or entry-level jobs. why do so many high school students come up short? What can we do about it?|
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May 8, 2009 Education Reform
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University. Dr. David Conley is Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership in the College of Education, University of Oregon. He is the founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) at the University of Oregon Diane Ullman, Ph.D. is a Superintendant of 5,000 students from elementary, middle and high school and is nationally recognized as a top performing school district.
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