May 12, 2016 — An op-ed in U.S. News and World report cites new analysis of the high costs of underprepared high school graduates and calls for increased collaboration between higher ed, K-12, students and families. The problem is widespread, with 1 in 4 students who enter higher education immediately after high school graduation paying college-level prices for high school-level classes. Marian Nguyen Barry, Senior Policy Analyst at Education Reform Now, calls for  high schools to be “more academically demanding[…]aligned with the requirements to enroll in introductory-level college classes,” and for colleges to work to support students who come in behind.


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