Fifty-eight percent of teachers at low-poverty schools said college and career readiness for all is a “very realistic” goal, according to an online survey by EdSource and the California Teachers Association. Only 20 percent at high-poverty schools agreed.
Only 30 percent of teachers said their districts have “clearly defined standards for what constitutes college and career readiness,” reports Louis Freedberg for EdSource. “Thirty-five percent say that their districts have standards, but that they are not clearly defined. Eight percent say their districts have no standards at all.”
Most high school teachers are confident they know how to prepare for college, but only 14 percent have received training in helping students pursue other options.
Teachers strongly supported offering more career pathways.
Most teachers supported Common Core standards “with reservations.”