Family Voices

By Carnegie Corporation of New York and Gallup

Insights October 25, 2021

Building Pathways From Learning to Meaningful Work

In the United States, the pathway families expect their child to follow through their senior year of high school is well-established. Though the quality and availability of course offerings and resources vary across communities and school districts,

the progression of a child’s educational journey is relatively linear compared to the variety of options they will choose from after graduation.

To gain a fuller understanding of what influences families’ perceptions and decisions regarding
their child’s postsecondary futures, Carnegie Corporation of New York and Gallup partnered
to ask families: What hopes do you have for your child, what will best help them achieve those hopes and what barriers might they face?

Read Carnegie Corporation of New York and Gallup’s full survey for more.

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