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Poll: Most Americans Believe Schools Should Teach 'Soft' Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Most Americans believe that today's schools should teach "soft skills." More than three in four adults "strongly agree" that K-12 schools should teach critical thinking and communication to children. And 64% of respondents strongly agree that goal setting should be taught, while 61% strongly agree schools should know how to motivate students. A majority also strongly agree that things like creativity and collaboration are also meaningful teacher targets.

Source: Gallup. Read full article. (link)

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