Thinking and Linking by Joanne Jacobs
On Community College Spotlight: Leave no motivated adult behind and Florida’s two-year colleges add four-year degrees.
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John Hopkins’ dropout studies show that we need early interventions and then we need continuing interventions through students’ secondary careers. Why not extend that logic to community colleges. How many times do you have an intervention that fails on a 14 year old, and fails again throughout early high school, and then the same intervention clicks after the kid has matured some?
Put 100 teens in front of a credit recovery online tutorial and think of the percentage who misuse the tool, or blow off the opportunity. Then put the same kids in front of the same tutorial at age 19, and see how much better they respond. People mature at different rates, let’s face up to it. And investing more in community college can catch even more young people who are too young to have kids but who still have that responsibility. You could start Baby Colleges for the next generation.
investing more in community college can catch even more young people who are too young to have kids but who still have that responsibility.
That particular problem hasn’t responded to carrots. We probably have to go back to using sticks.
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