Being Unprepared for College

By | Feb 5, 2013

Living in a college town and knowing a few college professors, I am hearing more and more about the students coming to the college not being prepared for college work. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s from a public or private schools.

I recently was made aware of a infographic (see below) on the topic and want to share it with you. I think that one of the biggest and startling points that it make is that 25% of incoming freshmen don’t finish their first year.

So what’s the problem? Maybe High School isn’t hard enough. Could this be a result of more money being used in public classrooms to bring underachievers up with the results that those who are motivated to go to college to just glide through High School? It is one thought.

A lot of time, during the Freshman year at college, is teaching the students things that should have been taught in High School. Many students are taking remedial English and Math courses, as stated in the infographic 2.2 million freshmen.

Could it also be that these students are not only unprepared for college, but also unprepared for life in general? I have spoken with a few business leaders that say it’s not uncommon for them to received an incomplete job application. Not just with a few questions not answered, but just decided to turn it in after answering only the first few questions leaving the rest blank.

No wonder it’s the opinion of some that ‘The public education system is broken’.

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