Business Leaders Views' on Education
Asked how important the following aspects of education are to long-term success in business, both top and second-tier executives downplayed the value of standardized-test scores, according to a poll of business leaders conducted for the National Urban League. Percentages shown are of those who thought attribute was "extremely important."
|Having advanced degree||23||19||26|
|Taking a lot of business courses, getting an MBA and the like||23||22||24|
|Grades in college and graduate school||20||22||17|
|Taking a liberal arts curriculum||18||16||20|
|Going to a highly selective school, such as an Ivy League or U.S. News & World Report Top 25 school||12||13||11|
|Standardized-test scores, such as SATs, ACTs, Achievement Tests, etc.||4||5||3|
SOURCE: National Urban League, Institute for Opportunity and Excellence.
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