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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Another example of problems with public schools
It used to be that many people would attack homeschooling because they claimed parents couldn't teach their children as well as the public school system could. Examples like College-Readiness Not Keeping Up in California pretty much destroy this argument.
The article starts with:
Fewer than 4 in 10 California high school students are completing the requirements to be eligible for the state's public universities, fueling worries of a shortage of college-educated workers when the value of a bachelor's degree has never been higher.
To meet entrance requirements, high school students must complete 15 classes with a grade of C or better, including foreign language, lab science, intermediate algebra, and visual or performing arts.
At the current rate, educators and policy experts say, far too few students are finishing high school with the minimum coursework needed even to apply to a University of California or California State University campus.