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Should High Schools Require Grads to Lay Out Future Plans?

Americans are closely divided over a new city of Chicago requirement that all graduating high school seniors must prove they have immediate future plans, but most agree it's up to the students, not their parents or the school system, to determine that future.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults approve of a school requirement that all graduates must show that they are enrolling in college, enlisting in the military, taking a job or have some other future plan. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 10-11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 10-11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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