Only Half of Students Think What They’re Learning in School Is Relevant to the Real World, Survey Says is the headline of a recent article in The 74.

The article itself raises legitimate concerns about the survey’s reliability, which are similar to issues with Gallup’s regular polls on student engagement (see Intriguing Gallup Student Poll Results, But Not Something I’d Quote A Lot).

Nevertheless, they are both useful to those of us teachers who are “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.” They are just both pieces of information to keep in mind.

This is where The Best Ideas For Helping Students Connect Lessons To Their Interests & The World can come in handy.