Yesterday, the website GOOD posted a story about Washington D.C. council chairman Kwame Brown proposing that high school seniors be required to take the SAT and apply to at least one college/trade school in order to graduate.
Washington Post has a blog entryon it, too.
It reminded me of our story about the York City School District, which now requires students to do a list of things – the Bearcat Bold 8, including take the SAT and apply to a post-secondary school – in order to fully participate in graduation ceremonies.
I recently sat in on an interesting YorkCounts forum on preparing students for higher education. During that talk, a presenter said that today, being “college ready” and “career ready” are basically the same thing.
Do you agree?