According to a new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey, only 27 percent of American adults believe most high school graduates have the skills necessary to enter the workforce. Fifty-five percent said they do not have those skills and 19 percent are not sure.
Just 28 percent of American adults said they believe most high school graduates have the skills necessary for college. Forty-nine percent said they do not and 23 percent are undecided.
Only 29 percent rate the performance of public schools in America as good or excellent. Thirty-four percent say they do a poor job.
While Democrats are more likely to rate the performance of public schools as excellent or good (37 percent), just 24 percent of both Republicans and unaffiliated voters feel the same.