A ‘bullet train’ to a degree

Tennessee told state colleges and universities to improve graduation rates or else. Now they’re fast-tracking students to a degree.

Also speeding to a degree are graduates of early college high schools, which let students earn college credits while working toward a diploma.  In 2009, 24 percent had earned two years of college credits in four years of high school and another 44 percent had earned at least one year of credits.

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  1. wahoofive says:

    Every time, cause and effect:
    1. Decide to increase graduation rates, or reduce dropouts
    => 2. Watered down standards and meaningless degrees.