Notice Inviting Postsecondary Educational Institutions To Participate in Experiments Under the Experimental Sites Initiative; Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 . . .
“Expanding opportunities for students to enroll and succeed in postsecondary education is vital to building a strong economy and middle class. However, there are numerous barriers preventing some students, particularly those from low-income families, from accessing and completing postsecondary education, such as cost and the lack of access to rigorous coursework and support services
Dual enrollment, in which students concurrently enroll in postsecondary coursework while in secondary school, has emerged as a promising approach to expand access to postsecondary education. A growing body of research suggests that participation in dual enrollment can lead to improved academic outcomes, especially for students from low-income families and first-generation college students, or those who are otherwise underrepresented in postsecondary education. Research suggests that participation in dual enrollment can lead to increased postsecondary education enrollment following secondary school, higher rates of persistence in postsecondary education, greater credit accumulation, higher grade point averages, and increased rates of credential attainment. In addition, studies have found that taking postsecondary-level courses while in secondary school is associated with increased levels of academic preparedness for postsecondary-level coursework and higher rates of secondary school graduation.”
Education tax dollars are being spent by our federal government to maintain, grow, and control a middle class that supports the failure of the lower class, securing profits for the “hedgehogs”.
Duel enrollment for individuals who are struggling to complete current requirements for graduation will only add to the failure already experienced.
Education tax dollars must be spent on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of our children not supporting the profits of private post-secondary institutions.
We are throwing away valuable education dollars on “promising approaches” when all research shows that a developmentally appropriate, experiential, Arts based education, delivered in neighborhood schools with small class sizes will all but eliminate the failure of our current system of education.
We must provide every child in America with an excellent education.
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