According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, professors find high school graduates woefully unprepared for the demands of college while high school teachers acknowledge shortcomings, but feel they are substantially prepared. Teachers and profs differed dramatically in their perception of student preparedness in writing:
"In particular, professors and teachers differ significantly in their assessments of students’ writing ability. Forty-four percent of faculty members say students are not well prepared for college-level writing, a view held by only 10 percent of teachers. Just 6 percent of professors view students as very well-prepared writers, compared with 36 percent of teachers who see them that way."
I wonder what would happen if the Chronicle did a similar survey of profs and post-college employers. Would it find that the profs feel college graduates are prepared and the employers feel they aren’t?