Ready or Not: Stories from Students Behind the Statistics, is a book by the Student Voice Team. The work features young people from across Kentucky sharing their perspectives on continuing their education after high school and touches on a range of themes including: the ACT, rural and urban cultural pulls, parent and teacher support, counseling, and college affordability. The book is meant for families, educators, and policymakers to consider college readiness from the vantage point of those who are experiencing postsecondary transitions firsthand and, in the words of the teen authors, “balance the heart and the head” in education decision-making.
The Facilitator’s Edition includes a series of questions by chapter and is designed to elicit rich discussion about Ready or Not’s core college readiness themes. It is intended for use by classrooms, youth programs, and book groups.