In this Tampa Bay Times NIE video, find out why most high school seniors aren't ready for college. What are the financial consequences of not working hard in reading and mathematics in K-12? What does the article say about why most high school students aren't ready for college? How can your educational decisions affect your future? What are the future benefits of education and training? Think about some opportunities you have in school to gain certifications in career and technical education. How can these choices benefit you in the future? Conduct research on specific careers that interest you. What skills do you need?
SS.8.FL.1.2 Identify the many decisions people must make over a lifetime about their education, jobs, and careers that affect their incomes and job opportunities.
SS.912.FL.1.2 Explain that people vary in their willingness to obtain more education or training because these decisions involve incurring immediate costs to obtain possible future benefits. Describe how discounting the future benefits of education and training may lead some people to pass up potentially high rates of return that more education and training may offer.