More than 60 percent of teenagers in a recent national survey said they would need at least some postsecondary education to live productive lives as adults.
The survey—commissioned by the Washington-based Job Shadow Coalition, a coordinated effort of America’s Promise, Junior Achievement, and the U.S. departments of Education and Labor—asked questions of 644 13- to 18-year-olds in December. Specifically, 31 percent of respondents said at least a bachelor’s degree was necessary for success; 20 percent said at least a graduate degree; and 12 percent said “some college or postsecondary trade school.”
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