High Schools Could Focus On Credits


Thanks Bill, for pointing me to Julia Crouse’s January article that Florida may do away with high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, if a new proposal for changing high school requirements passes through the Florida Legislature this spring… The legislation includes a new program called Academic All-Stars, a distinction of subject area expertise through a star system.

Students will earn course credits toward a graduation, regardless of how long it takes to do so, just like in college.

This makes sense, legislators. Congratulations to State Board of Education for endorsing the proposal. We’ll watch to understand the inevitable debate among politicians and education unions. I wonder who will claim their ox would be gored?

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.