Gen Z Bucks the Status Quo on College for All: They Want ‘Opportunity Pluralism’

September 22, 2023

Manno details the shift in student preferences, illustrated by three recent surveys of Gen Z students. “Post-pandemic, Gen Zers — those typically born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s —want K-12 to provide them with practical knowledge and skills, more career education, and multiple education and training pathways to careers….They were conducted by ECMC Group and VICE Media, through seven Question the Quo surveys since 2020 on education and career; YPulse, surveying many topics, including education; and Gallup on education, well-being, and the future.”