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?