Here is an interesting idea: Pay high school students to take college level classes. That is the proposal of the Minnesota Private College Council which is proposing the state spend $100 million over two years to give high school students incentives to take college prep courses. Student would be able to earn up to $5,000 in scholarship money under the proposed program.
I'm all for any program that can help people afford the cost of college. I"m interested to see if this will help students better prepare for college and I'd like to see what type of results a program like this might bring.