Arkansas Professors Give High Schools Poor Marks on Preparing Students for College

NOVEMBER 30, 2006 - Posted at 8:24 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Nearly half of 315 professors surveyed by state education officials say Arkansas high schools aren't doing enough to prepare students for college.

The state Department of Education and the state Department of Higher Education jointly surveyed the college teachers in the state about the preparedness of incoming freshman. The professors who were surveyed teach freshman-level courses.

Forty-nine percent said they were not satisfied with the job high schools were doing in preparing students for college.

When asked to grade the quality of public high schools in preparing students for college, 50 percent gave the schools a ``D'' and 39 percent gave the schools a ``C.''

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