Falling in the cracks between high school and the expectations of postsecondary institutions.
Big gap between what students, teachers think is necessary and what colleges and employers need
While parents, students and teachers continue to believe in the diploma’s value, those who judge the quality of high school graduates most closely — first-year college professors and employers — express strong skepticism.
Both professors and employers have similar worries
Most employers and professors question whether high school graduates have the knowledge and skills required on the job or in the college classroom.
Percentage of employers and professors rating graduates’ skills as “fair” or “poor”