Monday, June 17, 2002

Kindergartners in College

According to the Sacramento Bee

California is considering giving its brightest students the right to skip from elementary school directly to college -- missing high school altogether.

Students of any age, even kindergarten, could demand to take the state's high school proficiency examination under legislation approved recently by the Assembly.

Passage of the test -- which measures reading, writing and arithmetic skills -- would qualify young students to enter community colleges as if they had obtained their high school diplomas.

The bill, AB 2607, is meant for thousands of students so bright that they strain schools' ability to serve them and can get bored with even the highest-level traditional classes.

I would have been out of school way before I turned 16!

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