K-12

Our high school grads are unprepared

Washington is becoming global economic powerhouse. So why aren’t we adequately preparing our kids for the workforce?

Research indicates that, in the next five years, two-thirds of Washington jobs will require a post-secondary degree. But only 40 percent of Washington’s high school graduates meet the basic requirements for admission to an in-state public university, and 57 percent require additional coursework before they can enter community or technical school.

Let’s give every graduating senior a chance. Vote for candidates and measures supporting better public education outcomes in Washington state to make sure our kids are ready for college, for careers and for life.

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  • About the Campaign

    The Greater Good Campaign is The Seattle Times’ public service campaign to improve public education in Washington, prioritize state funding for education and drive student-focused change.