What Teachers Don’t Know

group-of-students-smilingJoanne Jacobs had an interesting idea in her article Teachers Don’t Know How Students Do in College.

Only 31 percent of high school teachers think their school’s graduates are ready for college, reports the Deloitte 2010 Education Survey. But 68 percent of current college students say they were “prepared” or “very prepared” for college coursework. Still, in their second year of college or beyond, as many as 28 percent were taking remedial courses.

Maybe a study could be done here at our college on which students coming from which schools are more capable of doing their work. Perhaps that would be something worth doing as research. It would certainly give us something to show our funneling high schools.

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