Real School or Trade School?

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a thought-provoking essay today entitled, “The Pitfalls of College Courses for High School Students.”

In theory I’m not opposed to high school students taking courses for college credit, whether they’re dual enrollment courses or AP. But as a social scientist who’s persuaded by empirical evidence, I’ve noticed over the years that students who come to college with credits for our intro course generally haven’t learned a comparable amount as they would by taking our course. It may not be content so much as intellectual maturity. Anyway, take this article for what it’s worth.

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