Increase rigor in dual credit courses

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Editor:

As a student that participated in dual credit courses in high school, I agree with the direction of this editorial opinion (“Schools should pay for dual credit,” March 28).

I saw no difference between the prior English courses I had taken previously in high school and the one for dual credit.

I also remember my teacher telling us that “this is not how it’s going to be in college.”

The level of teaching should be raised substantially for those students that are enrolled in dual credit courses.

Dual credit is normally not offered to those that are not excelling in their regular classes (at least that’s how it was at my high school) and for those that are, the course should be at a college level.

Since the school districts are the ones to facilitate these courses they need to make sure their teacher have been properly versed in a college-level curriculum.

If the teachers and school districts are not prepared or willing to bring themselves to the level of teaching required, then these classes should not be available.

These classes are called dual credit simply because the student is not only receiving credit for high school but also for college credit (free of charge), and if these classes are going toward college credit, then all parties involved need to up their expectations of how these classes are taught.

Chantal Ylizaliturri

 Music Major

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