Parents Overestimate Children’s College Readiness-New Study

Highlights of the poll:

90% of Hispanic families say that it is absolutely essential or very important that their child attend a two or four-year college.

42% of Hispanic students get accepted and graduate from a college within a six-year period.

90% of all families polled believe their child is performing at or above grade level in reading.

In the U.S., only 34% of students are reading at or above grade level.

The new poll commissioned by Learning Heroes, in collaboration with Univision Communications, in partnership with National PTA, National Urban League, National Council of La Raza and United Negro College Fund “offers educators, community leaders and the public a glimpse into the hearts and minds of today’s public school parents, revealing their top concerns, priorities and needs for support.”  The poll, titled PARENTS 2016: HEARTS AND MINDS OF PARENTS IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD,   surveyed 1,374 parents of public school children in grades K-8.

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