Bill to charge high school students for concurrent credit passes House committee

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  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    Feb. 17, 2013 8:00 p.m.

    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? Outrageous!

  • Laurels Sandy, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 1:28 p.m.

    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.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    I discourage my kids from getting concurrent
    Credit. Taking a college class in high school
    and getting high school and college credit for
    it means you are not getting a full high
    school education. I prefer my kids get the full
    high school education then if they go on to
    university, get a full university education.