Charts & Graphs (To Come)
“With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them” is based on a telephone survey utilizing both landline and cellular telephones. Respondents include a nationally representative sample of 22-to-30-year old adults who have at least some post-secondary education. The survey was preceded by five focus groups conducted in sites across the country.
Most students give their high school guidance counselors fair or poor ratings.
Students who get perfunctory counseling are more likely to delay college and make more questionable higher education choices.
High school counselors are viewed as less helpful than teachers.
Advisors at higher education institutions get better ratings, but there’s room for improvement.
Why tackle this problem now?
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Methodology & Acknowledgements