Presents survey findings on the limitations of the public high school guidance system and how perfunctory counseling affects college choice, financial aid, and other outcomes. Calls for in-depth and practical advice, especially for disadvantaged students.
- Observation: Advisors at higher education institutions got better ratings, although there was room for improvement in all areas of counseling
- Challenge: Students who got perfunctory counseling were more likely to delay college and make more questionable higher education choices
- Challenge: Surveyed young adults viewed high school counselors as less helpful than teachers