Your Future is in Your Hands. Make Sure You Do Your Part to Prepare for Success!
A great job, your own place and the freedom to do what you enjoy. A good education that goes beyond high school is the best step you can take to make your personal goals come true. In fact, what you do today and how well you perform in school will have a significant impact on the opportunities available to you in the future.
As a student in Arizona, you need to know you’re not alone. There are many resources out there to help you be successful regardless of your age or grade level. In fact, Expect More Arizona is about supporting the success of students like you across our state. The first step is to understand what you’re up against, and why our students are falling behind.
Did you know?
- American students are consistently outperformed by their peers in the top industrialized countries around the world.
- The math currently taught to American 8th graders is two grade levels below the math taught in other leading countries.
- Out of the top 30 industrialized countries, American 15 year olds rank 25th in math and 21st in science compared to their global peers.
- Two-thirds of the jobs of the future will require a college degree or advanced training such as career technical education.
- America was the only country out of 23 who did not show an increase in degree attainment between 2000 and 2005.
- The higher the education level you reach, the less likely you will be unemployed – even in tough economic times.