Only 25% Think High School Graduates Have Skills Needed For Job

Barb Wire

You know all that money your spending on the government-run k-12 school system through oppressive taxes? According to a recent Rasmussen poll, you’re not the only one who thinks it’s a total waste:

Voters aren’t exactly thrilled with the skills possessed by students graduating from high school these days, but they are slightly more confident that they are prepared to enter the workforce.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think most high school graduates have the skills needed to enter the workforce. But that’s up from 21% last October and the highest level of optimism measured in tracking since March 2012  Sixty-four percent (64%) still don’t think most graduates have the skills needed to work. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.

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