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Survey: High school graduates wished they had taken more math, science



Another day, another survey. This one, released this morning by the College Board, asked high school graduates from the Class of 2010 a slew of questions about their high school experiences. Among other findings: 44 percent said they wished they had different courses in high school. And among them, 40 percent wished they had taken more math or higher level math courses, 37 percent wished they had taken more courses that trained them for specific jobs and 33 percent wished they had more science or higher level science. So maybe Florida was on target last year with new graduation requirements in math and science?

On another survey question, only 48 percent said their high school did a good or excellent job teaching them basic financial skills, like how to budget and deal with money, while 71 percent said their schools did a good or excellent job teaching them to be independent thinkers.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:29am]


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