CONNECTICUT’S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AREN’T READY FOR COLLEGE:
66% of students attending Connecticut State Universities and 73% of students attending community colleges require remedial math and/or English.
THERE ARE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT PREPARING ALL STUDENTS IN CONNECTICUT FOR COLLEGE + CAREERS:
Dropouts of the Connecticut high school class of 2011 will lose more than $1.4 BILLION in lifetime earnings because they lack a high school diploma.
Related: Adult practices and attitudes have become embedded in organizational culture governed by strict regulations and union contracts that dictate most of what occurs inside schools today. Any impetus to change direction or structure is met with swift and stiff resistance. It’s as if we are stuck in a time warp keeping a 19th century school model on life support in an attempt to meet 21st century demands.”