Archive for May 18th, 2011

Presidents Say Freshman Are Less Prepared Than A Decade Ago

May 18th, 2011

A majority of more than 1,000 college and university presidents surveyed in a  new poll said that public high school students are arriving at college less well prepared than students were a decade ago, and only 19 percent said that the U.S. system of higher education is the best in the world today. The report, called “Is College Worth It?” and issued by the nonprofit Washington-based Pew Research Center, also said that three-quarters of American adults say college is too expensive for most Americans to afford, and 57 percent said the higher education system does not provide students good value for the cost. Still, 86 percent of college graduates agreed that attending college had proven to be a good personal investment, it said. Source: Gay Clyburn , Carnegie Foundation