This didn't come up explicitly in the Twitter chat, but it's worth noting that a few recent surveys have highlighted this gap. A McKinsey survey
in December found that only 42 percent of employers think students are prepared for work while 72 percent of educational institutions do. In a recent GE survey
, C-suite execs said linking schools with business was one of their top priorities.
Davis' Pathways in Technology Early College High School
, in New York, is one example of how that can happen. The school is backed by IBM and in six years, students get a high school degree, an associate's degree and better chances for an entry-level position at IBM when they graduate. Chicago offers similar schools
and educators in Maine, Massachusetts and elsewhere are also looking at the model.