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  •  Two years off of college... (1+ / 0-)
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    That could make a huge difference is the financial stability of a young person.  

    I for one am tired of pandering to perpetrators --- many of whom are opposed to any discussion however it comes. -- soothsayer99 DPK Caucus

    by princss6 on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 07:27:59 PM PDT

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    •  Sadly, it doesn't work like that (2+ / 0-)
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      princss6, VClib

      For some bizarre reason, I'm discovering that colleges won't accept any of her college credits that also served as high school credits.  It's all unbelievably complicated and a bit biased.  I'm pretty frustrated because I expected to cut out two years college too, but that is simply not the case.  If she had graduated high school and then took these classes, they would count, but because she did them while in high school, they won't.  

      But this is a very cool new alternative that has been accomplished via public schools and the Bill Gates Foundation.  The school cannot reject anyone, all they can do is say, "You really don't want this".   It is a tough program, but 99% of the graduates go on to a 4-year university.  

      This is one way public schools can change.  This school actually does the early college curriculum far better than any of the other charter schools in the area.  That said, I am open to all options, charter, public, and private.  Choice helps parents find the best option for their kid.

      That said, I am absolutely opposed to for-profit schools.  Completely and utterly and without hesitation.  They are a complete scam and should be illegal.  

    •  However (1+ / 0-)
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      I do want to note that over 50% of her school qualifies for free lunch and white students are like 5-10% of the student body.

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