Monday, March 01, 2010

Thoughts Without Words: 9th graders earning college credit? For ethnic course?

From Joanne Jacobs:
Seems like a high school in San Francisco is going to be offering freshman college credit for taking an ethnic course. Now that's not bad, but they aren't going after the 4.0 kids, they are going after the 2.0 averages...C students.

Now how can a freshman C student successfully pass a college level course? This is setting them up for failure. These kids are going to get an easy A by talking about their "heritage" and then expect college to be easy. Or better yet, I can imagine these kids in Algebra 2 or Geometry saying something like "man, this is harder than my college class."

Only in CA.

Read more about it HERE.

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