Fast degrees for college-ready students

On Community College Spotlight:  To boost graduation rates, community colleges are creating fast-track degree programs for college-ready students.

States need to work on college readiness, a report says. Too many students  pass what’s supposed to be a college-prep curriculum but aren’t really prepared for college work.

Texas universities are stepping up recruitment at community colleges as more students decide to save money by starting at a local college.

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  1. flcertifiedteacher says:

    Interesting how there is a “Fast track” — sometimes people bypass that and claim a degree anyway. Such is the case of “Dr” Alex Kemos, the 3rd highest ranking official at a Tier One research university, Texas A&M. He falsely claimed he had a masters and doctorate from Tufts, and that he was a Navy SEAL. THe local newspaper outed him, and it has picked up everywhere:

    http://www.statesman.com/news/local/a-m-official-out-after-false-claims-on-756724.html

    COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M’s No. 3 administrator presented himself as a warrior-scholar: a former Navy SEAL with a doctorate from Tufts University.

    But records obtained by The Bryan-College Station Eagle indicate that Alexander Kemos never was part of the elite fighting force, and Texas A&M officials confirmed Friday that he doesn’t have a doctorate or even a master’s degree, which was a posted requirement for the $300,000-a-year position as the top adviser to Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin….

    How’s THAT for a fast track?

  2. “many students pass what’s supposed to be a college-prep curriculum but aren’t really prepared for college work.”

    In that case, it’s not the standards at issue, but the grading.

    Until teacher assessment is removed from grades, curriculum is largely irrelevant.

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