Economic Program | Infographic
Soft Around the Middle
92% of all parents expect their children to go to college; an admirable aspiration. But many U.S. kids are falling short of this achievement, and not just those from households below the poverty line. Just 28% of middle-class-high-school graduates earn a 4-year degree.
Third Way’s new report, “Incomplete: How Middle Class Schools Aren’t Making the Grade,” finds that middle-class-high-school students are underperforming and underachieving. And, as this infographic illustrates, this trend is making an impact on our economy.
Improving our middle-class schools will help us to build a more robust and dynamic workforce, and lift our long-term economic prospects.
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