Only 37 percent of high school seniors are prepared for college coursework in reading and math, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The data shows the majority of those students would have to take remedial coursework in college in order to catch up. That means students have to spend money for classes that likely won't count toward their degrees.
Class discussion: Do you want to go to college after high school? Do you think you will be prepared to perform college coursework? Why or why not? How can you measure your academic abilities? What can you do right now to make sure you will be ready for college? What are the most important factors for succeeding at school, work and life? How do you measure success in life – money, happiness or something else?