Do you think high school students are prepared for the real world when they graduate?
“I think high school gives them a good starting point, and at least gives them options for college.”
— Cindy Ward, Oneonta, direct support provider.
“Yes, it teaches them how to learn.”
— Kenneth Goodrich, Oneonta, dishwasher.
“Yes, I think that schools and teachers prepare graduates for the real world the best they can. The rest is up to them.”
— Cheryl Ernst, Morris, teacher.
“Not really. The job market is horrendous, and they don’t emphasize practical skills.”
— Sharon Bertuccio, Laurens, retired.
“No, schools have a lot of bullying and drama.”
— Lacey Bratcher, Oneonta, student.
The biggest thing you learn is how to be social and work with others.”
— Trina Gunter, Cooperstown, student.