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-- -- -- All right back down to earth now the majority of high school graduates in the US are not ready for college level work that's according to the latest ACT report released today -- those AC -- maybe you don't you know the state.
I remember them they're painful -- deeper into the results John Erickson the president of the education division for.
-- CT joins us now welcome to use our thank you my first question where business network we've been covering a state budget crises is there connection between your results and the financial pressures that this country is under at every level.
I don't know if there's a connection -- we haven't been able to determine a budget connection but there's definitely a budget impact that.
This population of students as -- are entering college and they're gonna be our future workforce has some skill gaps and that will make.
And difficult for them both to find jobs and for our country get back on its legs economic.
Is it because of the changing face of the US labor market is shrinking face -- should be quick to point tap first and foremost but.
How are the schools why are they being left behind in terms -- that curriculum.
But think part of the problem.
-- -- indicates is that just we've had different standards in different states schools.
Are all over the map in terms of curriculum so this.
This focused today -- college -- career readiness for all students higher expectations but -- -- line assessment aligned curriculum.
Bodes well for the future.
But we're not seeing a lot of results in place just yet dosage -- many students are just not interstate in the Koreas where most of the job czar that's a huge problem.
That is a huge problem our data indicates that of the fastest growing jobs that 55%.
Of jobs that -- occurred 22 money.
Isn't matching up with students interest -- taking the ACP.
And while it's important to choose a career based on your own interest at the same time it's important to look ahead in terms of what the job Markel -- and kind of -- those two and right now there's a big disconnect there.
How challenging -- costly is it for public schools to offer the type of course is or training to fill these jobs or even just encouragement counseling to push people to where there are opportunities.
Well there's no doubt that schools are encountering a budget problem as -- resonates at the same time what we're finding -- more and more states and schools are actually embracing.
The -- T and others like it in terms of that focus because they'd.
It's a reader action of current budget rather than another learning of more.
How hard is it for college -- -- high school students these days to get into college is so expensive I think there's massive amounts of some loans that have been taken out that's going to be an -- to.
Well there is a lot of stress around the college admission -- our data suggest that up to us 60% of students aren't meeting all of big college readiness indicators that we in.
That we measure.
And that's a concern because of students going to remediation or they don't get into college for a drop out.
There that last their last in our in our system is lost at the same time zone and it's and it's a growing crisis.
Don -- thank you for sharing your findings with that thank you.
And don't check my test scores of back up nice cities are trying to find a moment Alito and and -- I'll -- funny -- thinking thank you very much John.
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