I am stunned that the legislature made college students pay for high school
student courses. What ever happened to the job creators? I thought that was
why their wealth was being protected, so that they could trickle down on the
masses. I guess I was wrong. It's about protecting class divisions.
Turning to students to pay for the education opportunities of other children?
Advanced Placement classes are much more academically rigorous and do a better
job of preparing students for post-high school work than Concurrent Enrollment
classes do. Plus, the students pick up the cost of the AP exam. And the same
AP exam is given to all students in each topic across the country. What college
credit they are granted depends on the score they get on those exams. The AP
classes are recognized by most universities because of the control over the
standards that exist. No such control exists for Concurrent Enrollment classes.
Subsequently, many out-of-state college do not grant college credit for those
classes.It is my opinion that high school students should cover the
costs of any Concurrent Enrollment classes they take as well as any AP exams
that they take.
I discourage my kids from getting concurrentCredit. Taking a college
class in high schooland getting high school and college credit forit
means you are not getting a full highschool education. I prefer my kids
get the fullhigh school education then if they go on touniversity,
get a full university education.