Ready for college?
Florida had 125,969 high school graduates in 2005. About 60 percent of them went to college or university, according to a newly released Department of Education report. How did they do? Well, 60 percent of them who were enrolled in an entry-level college math course earned a C or better, and 78 percent earned a C or better in freshman composition. Of those attending a Florida community college, 38 percent placed into college-level courses for math, reading and writing. You can check out how graduates from any high school or county in the state compared by visiting the report. Is this performance good enough? Is the move to provide more career and technical education to Florida's high school students a necessary remedy? Discuss among yourselves.