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Perhaps instead of piously maintaining the 'expectation' that all students are capable of college we should instead strive to make them workplace ready by 16. It might well be found that the entire system performs better this way. Students from less well off backgrounds could qualify for a decent job by 16 and, with those earnings, some may then chose to prepare for and attend college. Students with high ability should be able to test out of the workplace requirements section by the end of their sophomore year and then have options. Meanwhile we should start downsizing the administrations in our universities.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jan 25th, 2014 at 12:23:57 AM EST

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