The world is changing, jobs are evolving, and far too many students are simply not being prepared to be successful adults. Most people first go to high school and then: College!
- Seventy percent of eighth graders are not proficient in reading—and most will never catch up.
- Every year, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school.
- Many of those who do graduate are not ready for college, for the workplace, and for life.
This is not about schools in some far-off city. This is about the students you see in your own neighborhood. This is not someone else’s problem. This is an American problem that affects us all.