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Street Talk

June 24, 2013

Street Talk: June 24, 2013

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.

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