Education Report Roundup

Postsecondary Goals

By Kevin Bushweller — January 25, 2005 1 min read

A summary of the “American Dream” survey is available for download from Job Shadowing 2005.

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.”

A version of this article appeared in the January 26, 2005 edition of Education Week