All across the United States of America, teens at a vast number of high schools are being sold short by the public school systems that many of their parents pay for in tax revenue.
According to a very recently published report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), 46 U.S. states are offering public high school education curriculums that are not qualifying students for academic-based public higher education entrance requirements. The new CAP report is titled Are High School Diplomas Really a Ticket to College and Work?
The data compiled in the CAP’s study provides a sad co-relation to the fact that high school graduation rates have increased sharply in America. This kind of positive academic progress among our nation’s youth has been occurring over the last decade. But what good are high graduation rates if students are not qualified for study at the next level?
Laura Jimenez is the Director of Standards and Accountability at the Center for American Progress. She is also a co-author of the organization’s most recently published education report and a prime coordinator of the research that went into the organizational study.
In an interview with an online educational think tank called The74Million.org, Jimenez talked about the harsh reality that is plaguing our nation’s high schools in so many states.
“Within a state, it should be clear — and it should be aligned — that if I go to a public high school system, I should be eligible for a public university system in my state. There really just isn’t agreement within the states about what it means to be college- and career-ready,” Jimenez said in her exclusive interview.
“And that’s why we’re seeing these different sets of policies,” she continued.
You can read the entire study report by the Center for American Progress by visiting the first research source link given for this article below.
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