For Disadvantaged Students, Early College, Not Remedial Ed
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  • Anthony

    Ethos of catching students up via curricula that is challenging (Locke, Dante, W.E.B. DuBois, et al, as well as science, geometry, and calculus) can only prepare young minds for successful matriculation at next level. Reads like advantageous innovation for American youngsters of a specific demographic – AP and IB courses or their types ought to be pushed more as college preparatory curricula. Cheers WRM and Bard College.

  • I was under the impression that most of the students who take college courses while in high school come from advantaged homes and are good students: they were never candidates for remedial education in community colleges.

  • This is a good idea. One of the huge problems for smart kids in poor high schools is extreme boredom, coupled with a generally awful learning environment. Put them in tough, interesting classes with good teachers and without troublemaking idiots and they’d do well.

    Boredom is dangerous for kids; it causes them to do Dumb Things that wreck their lives, and if you show them that academics doesn’t have to be mind-numbingly repetitious and boring, they’ve got a chance to escape their environment.

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