Skip to comments.Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish
Posted on 09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT by george76
About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years.
its hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of credit recovery options to let students raise failing grades a plan that has have been criticized for giving such credit too easily.
Although the district has achieved record graduation rates, skeptics have questioned whether all those graduates are fully prepared for higher education.
A companion study suggests one reason that high school graduates are not ready to stick it out in college: They cant get the expert advice and support they need. More than 75% of high school counselors say they have the knowledge to help students complete college and financial aid applications, but only 42% said they have enough time to provide students with the needed assistance.
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The important thing is that they bury themselves in student loan debt to fund the affirmative action “perfessers” of imaginary subjects.
The “College for Everyone” crowd is pulling a huge scam. They realize that college isn’t for everyone and that many of these kids would be better off in entry level jobs or trade school Those unqualified students who get pushed into it will walk away with NO degree and (maybe) lots of debt. As a bonus, they will also be indoctrinated and bitter — ripe for recruitment by groups like Antifa & OWS. Which is maybe the real goal. That and keeping the cartel of indoctrinators (e.g., leftist professors) funded & employed.
If the counselors worked more than 1000 hours a year they would have plenty of time for their students.
well... the obvious solution is for colleges to lower their standards and just give these students a diploma like their high schools did!
“A companion study suggests one reason that high school graduates are not ready to stick it out in college: They cant get the expert advice and support they need.”
Who needs expert advice to go to college?
If they are not smart enough to figure it out themselves,with some parental help,they don’t belong in college.
“the obvious solution is for colleges to lower their standards and just give these students a diploma like their high schools did!”
Actually, they do. I have witnessed students not turning in any assignments of exams and getting a passing grade. Schools live on Title IV funding and will not flunk a paying customer. They are not students anymore, they are funding sources.
P.S. If a student has less than a B average, there is nearly a 100% chance they were given one or more grades in their college career. Clapping for credits is a reality.
There are always several students in the back of my college chemistry classes busy texting and talking during my lecture. I tell them if you’re not interested in being here, LEAVE. Then usually do leave....after the first exam.
College degrees are like sex: It’s only important if you DON’T have it.
Damn racist statues...
Students with exposure to the trades know the earnings potential and excellent skilled trades job market, and are much more apt to seek college courses in technical fields.
Construction Management majors, for example, have a nearly 100% job placement rate in Northern California and are well paid.
Perhaps the college would have better outcomes if they would replace any remaining Chemistry, Biology, Engineering classes with more in Basket Weaving, Floral Arrangement and Gender Studies.
Schools live on Title IV funding and will not flunk a paying customer. They are not students anymore, they are funding sources.
True that. Education is not the goal. Its all about institutional enrichment and perpetuation of the gravy train for “educators”.
Lower than average for blacks
Typically it’s a third
But that includes two year programs which are almost worthlesd
It won’t be long and their college stats will mirror Mexico.
Do you receive any kind of backlash for being so harsh to the poor little things?
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