The next generation certainly isn't lacking aspirations to be the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. What these kids are lacking, however, is educational opportunities to help them fulfill their dreams of business ownership.
According to a Gallup poll released Thursday, 77 percent of students say they want to be their own boss, 45 percent say they want to start their own business and 42 percent say they will invent something that changes the world.
The study of 1,721 kids in grades 5 through 12, released in partnership with Operation HOPE, revealed that most students have not only the ambition, but also the qualities necessary to be entrepreneurs. Ninety-one percent say they aren't afraid to take risks even if they might fail, 91 percent say that their mind never stops, and 85 percent say they never give up.
But while their minds are willing, their preparation is weak. The Gallup-HOPE Index found that many aren't getting the education or the practical experience they need to start businesses.
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