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Are High Schools Prepping Kids for College?

A new study was just released by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a national provider of K-12 education, found that across political parties, 92% of parents agreed that giving high school students more exposure to future career opportunities and experiences before they enter college would help alleviate student debt.

President of Career Readiness for K12 ,DR. SHAUN MCALMONT spoke to Gary Rivers Monday morning about the study, which found that more thanĀ nine in 10 parents (92 percent) agreed that giving high school students more exposure to future career opportunities and experiences before they entered college would help alleviate student debt.

A similar number (91 percent) said another way to alleviate student debt would be by giving students more opportunities to earn college credits before graduating.

Both results came from a survey released by K12 and conducted by Morning Consult among a national sampling of 911 parents.

Respondents were evenly split on whether schools were doing enough to prepare students for a career after graduation; 47 percent agreed, or 47 percent disagreed

The survey results are openly availableĀ through the K12 website.

Hear the Interview

 

 

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