High School Students Should Not Be An Essential Tool For Education

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Education is constantly changing. Students are being exposed to college courses as early as 8th grade in some places. Dual enrollment is viewed as a way to increase the number of high school graduates receiving multiple diploma seals as well as an opportunity to increase the number of students attending higher institutions of learning. DE is a strategy designed to improve both high school and college graduation rates (Bragg et al., 2006). Many view dual enrollment to be an essential tool for education; however, there are problems that must be addressed regarding the programs to ensure that high school graduates have full access to these opportunities.
To ensure that high school graduates in Georgia are competitive with other high school graduates across the nation, two areas need to be addressed for students attending Georgia’s schools. One area focuses on high school students having the opportunity to graduate with a dual seal and the other area deals with high students participating in dual enrollment with colleges and not just technical schools on the respective college/technical campuses. High school students in Georgia have the opportunity to earn the following seals on their diploma: a college prep seal, a career education seal, or students can earn both seals. Career Technology Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs (formerly known as vocational education programs) are designed to furnish students with the academic, technical, and leadership skills needed to…

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