Extremely interesting article discussing a survey of high school teen's attitudes toward their education! The article states that high schoolers feel they have been let down by the education system. The National Governor's Association survey reported 10, 378 teens. It does not state if this survey was across the country, what types of schools ETC! This information is very important in assessing the context of the results.
The survey stated:
"A large majority of high school students say their work is not very difficult, and almost two-thirds say they would work harder if courses were more demanding or interesting..."
"Mr. Tucker said American schools had been too slow to adapt high school curriculums to the real-life demands of college and the workplace. Except for that small fraction of highly motivated students with an eye toward prestigious private colleges and state universities, many more students, he said, are under the impression that just having a diploma qualifies them for the rigors of college and the workplace."
As a college professors I am surprised they admit to this. I'll have to discuss this with my students come fall term. What do you think?