Saturday, November 18, 2006

Pay Students To Take College Classes

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.

1 comment:

John M said...

This money should go directly to scholarships, many school district push college as the only option for their students. But many students are not a good fit, or are not ready to go to college.