From High School to College and Career - SXSWedu 2013 by SXSWedu published on 2013/03/07 19:34:06 +0000 The short answer to whether most Texas students leave public schools prepared for college? No. Less than one in two meet the state’s “college readiness” standards in math and verbal skills. Remediation rates, once students reach higher education, paint an equally dire picture. But should college be a goal for everyone? And do students need more options to pursue careers instead of college after high school?