Published Online: January 29, 2013
Published in Print: January 30, 2013, as Student Engagement

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Student Engagement

"The 2012 Gallup-HOPE Index"

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More middle and high schools offered business and financial education classes in 2012 than in 2011, according to a new survey by the Gallup organization, but fewer students are interested in entrepreneurship.

Of 1,217 students in grades 5-12 responding to a national poll, 59 percent said their schools offered classes on how to launch and run a business, up 50 percent from the prior year.

Yet only 43 percent of students polled said they wanted to start businesses, a dip from 45 percent a year before, and the portion of students who said they would "invent something that changes the world" remained unchanged, at 42 percent. The poll's margin of error was 3 percentage points.

Vol. 32, Issue 19, Page 5

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