Skip to comments.Transfer Tax?
Posted on 05/21/2010 7:57:19 AM PDT by bs9021
Transfer Tax? Bethany Stotts, May 21, 2010
Alleging waste and a transfer tax in higher education, Peter P. Smith argues in the most recent Education Outlook that America should establish a National, Student-Facing Course Database and Transfer Information System for postsecondary transfer students, and Automate the Processing and Evaluation of Transfer Credits in order to decrease the number of students who get sidetracked from graduating.
In addition to these two reforms, Smith also suggests that higher education should Create agreements among Colleges that Streamline the Transfer Process, Improve the Management and Quality of Postsecondary Data for the Administration of Credit Transfers, and Create an Interstate Database of Current Course Equivalencies.
If we are to promote the economic well-being of the nation by raising completion rates and producing a twenty-first-century labor force, we must rethink the transfer system to better reflect the needs and circumstances of students, writes Smith.
Smith outlined how he saw the course database as potentially benefiting transfer students. Take, for instance, a student who has completed one of the basic prerequisites to a business degree, Accounting 1, but is interested in transferring to a different school, he writes in the May American Enterprise Institute (AEI) publication. Using a web-based national course atlas, the student could find and compare all Accounting 2 courses, look at their outcomes, determine his readiness by comparing the outcomes of the course he took with those of the receiving college, and even select a target college to which he wants to transfer.
Arguably, easing the process by which students can transfer between postsecondary institutions increases market competition among education providers. Today, postsecondary-education institutions, systems, and even some states are reluctant to address how academic-credit portability could be managed via methods outside of their control, asserts Smith....
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this would be good. if it hadn’t been suck a debacle transferring colleges i wouldn’t have had to take my first year twice.
Sounds to me as if someone said “There ought to be a law” and Biggie Guvmint jumped right in and said, “yeah, and we can make money off of it.”
How about making Students responsible for their own futures.
How about encouraging colleges to use more “online classes” for classes that do not need “hands on” instruction and making those classes “standardized” nationally?
We do not need another “tax” ~~ my niece went to UDel for a year and none of her classes transferred. Period. To ANY other college. She didn’t use her head and she didn’t go to a school guidance counselor to ask about what courses she should take.
Personal responsibility trumps one more law that’s going to cost taxpayers and college students more than it’s worth.
a new way to tax students,just what we need. there are such agreements in place now. we don’t need more gov. interference in education but less!
Colleges jump through hoops to get the accreditations they want. It's all a great big scheme - just like almost everything else in the U.S.
Colleges are a scam in that they are now an industry and no longer, in my opinion, what they started out to be. There are billions of dollars invested in the continuance of getting new customers (students) every year.
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