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Ready for the Real World?

Why Hawaii’s public education system isn’t doing enough to prepare your kids for life after high school.


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In a press release, Education Week editor and publisher Virginia Edward said, “Smart states, like smart companies, try to make the most of their investments by ensuring that young people’s education is connected from one stage to the next—reducing the chances that students will be lost along the way or require costly remedial programs to acquire skills or knowledge they could have learned right from the start.”

Hawaii is not one of those states. Most kids don’t even realize how much they’ve been shortchanged by the public education system until after they’ve graduated. A majority of recent graduates—65 percent of those in college and 77 percent not in college—say that, knowing what they know now, they would have worked harder in high school, according to a nationwide survey by Achieve Inc. What’s more, eight out of 10 say that they would have worked harder, had their high schools demanded more of them.


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