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Saturday, August 27, 2011

High School Graduates not College Ready!

In our race to the top, states are increasing pressure on schools.  This followin article takes one perspective.  Take a look and see what you think.  Comments are welcome.  Courtesy of ASCD.

Who is responsible when high-school graduates are not college-ready?
A state legislator in Utah is proposing a bill that would hold school districts and charter schools accountable for the college readiness of students by requiring them to pay for any necessary remediation. "I'm trying to force a discussion about what does a high-school diploma mean," said Rep. John Dougall (R). Some education officials criticized the proposal, saying parental involvement and other factors also contribute to whether students are prepared for college. The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah) (8/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story 

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