Recent survey on student preparation suggests lack of confidence, not lack of skills

January 24, 2018

The results of a recent survey on student preparation for the workforce suggest that students are not as prepared as they should be, but John Warner argues that the data might be pointing at a different reality entirely. Gallup Executive Director, Education & Workforce Development Brandon Busteed determined that “students are not nearly as prepared as they could or should be, and they actually know it while they’re in college.” Warner dismisses this point upon examination of the original survey and report sources, concluding that there is “more a problem of student confidence, than student knowledge and illustration of the prestige gap than the skills gap."

Inside Higher Ed