One in four teachers in urban schools say most of their students won’t be successful at a community college or university, according to a survey sponsored by the National School Boards Association. A slightly higher percentage say students “are not motivated to learn” and parents aren’t supportive.
In all, 23.6% of public school teachers at all levels say success in college would elude most students in their school. An additional 18% say they aren’t sure.
One in eight teachers say their school is not a safe place.