Academic State Champs 2019 - lower to middle income (slideshow)

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James Wojcik
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 1:29pm

I find this measure of Academic Achievement (percentage of high school students enrolling in college) deceptive. This says nothing about academic performance in college of students, whether courses are remedial in content, or the dropout rate of the students. Further, two year college's such as community colleges in the state accept almost anyone regardless of their high school record. Finally, just getting into college does not necessarily measure success in the work place. Far too many college grads have great difficulty in landing good jobs in their chosen field of study. Granted that a college degree is more valuable on average in terms of income, but we need a better system to help students to direct their academic training toward realistic employment. Ultimately, it is knowledge of job qualifications and opportunities that determines whether a college education determines success.