Dual credit rigor should be first priority

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Editor:

In response to the editorial “Schools should pay for dual credit” (March 28):

I agree that dual credit can be beneficial in theory; however, until changes are made, the criticisms surrounding the program will remain.

A point of concern that was not brought up is the fact that some colleges do not accept dual credit; therefore, students are hesitant to sign up.

One reason I never took dual credit was because it was not offered at the first high school I attended outside of Texas.

When I moved here I did not take the opportunity because there were too many things involved that were not guaranteed.

It is imperative that districts create training courses for the teachers so that the students are receiving a class equivalent to college-level learning since that is the point after all.

While the House Bill 505 gives more opportunities to get more hours of college credit for high school students, the primary goal for the districts involved should be to ensure that the material is being utilized correctly and efficiently.

Once there is a concise overview of what the classes entail, the districts must then think about whether or not the schools need to pay for dual credit.

 

Rachel Cooper

Journalism Sophomore

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