More middle and high schools offered business and financial education classes in 2012 than in 2011, according toby 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