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.
A version of this article appeared in the January 30, 2013 edition of Education Week as Student Engagement