Doing Dual Credit Right


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Schools are cheating their students by offering dual-credit lite, charges Kevin Teasley, founder of the Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation in Indianapolis, on Flypaper.

Offering dual-credit (aka dual-enrollment) classes on the high school campus gives students no experience of learning on a college campus with college-age students, he writes.

Often, dual instructors are high school teachers, not college instructors.

Students who take classes at a college campus usually have to arrange transportation and pay for costly textbooks and sometimes for tuition, he adds. That limits participation.

At 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana, which his foundation manages, we do dual credit on steroids, writes Teasley. Most students dont have parents who went to college.

We use state tuition support funds to pay for our students to take college classes on college campuses.

For instance, one of our students is receiving her bachelors degree in May from Purdue University, where she took fifteen credit hours per semester, and our school wrote a check for $3,500 each term to cover her tuition at Purdue. Other students took three credits at Ivy Tech Community College, for which we paid roughly $400 per class, per student.

21st Century Charter pays for textbooks and commuting costs and provides a study room at the high school and staff support to help students pass their college classes.

The high school doesnt offer classes that can be taught better at the college level, writes Teasley.

Why should we have foreign language classes, a Computer Architecture Design (CAD) class, auto mechanics, or any other elective or career/certification class in our own facility when we find the same courses at the postsecondary level?

Of 43 seniors graduating in May, seven have earned associate degrees and one has completed a bachelors while attending high school.


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