Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Florida high school graduates foregoing college

High school graduates in Florida are increasingly skipping college.

That's according to a recent report from the state Department of Education.

Researchers found about 35 percent of Florida's 2009 graduates had no plans to attend college, two points above the 33 percent recorded in 2008 and worse than the national average of 30 percent.

Some of the department's survey respondents said they would attend a trade school or enter the military, but most said they had no plans for further education. That's bothersome to officials trying to increase the population of learned, high-wage workers.

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