Blog: The Educated Reporter

Because we TOTALLY solved the high school problem…

Once all students graduate high school able to enter college without needing remedial classes, then we can talk about getting rid of senior year. But I missed the part where we educated students so well that they couldn’t possibly benefit from a fourth year of high school. If senior year is a waste of time, wouldn’t the right answer be making it better, rather than trying to save money by canning it?

Anyone reporting on such proposals should make sure to give some data on the college-readiness of students in their states—the percent of freshmen in public colleges enrolled in remedial classes, for example.