The American Teacher: College Expectations and College Realities

American high school teachers think it’s important for students to attend college, sort of.

According to the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, slightly over half of American teachers (54 percent) said that “graduating each and every student from high school ready for college and a career is something that must be done as one of the highest priorities in education.”

One wonders what the other 46 percent of teachers are thinking.

The survey also indicated that 75 percent of middle and high school students plan to attend college, reporting that it was “very likely they will go to college.”

Only about 56 percent of American students will actually attend college.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer