In New York City, low-income high school students are being paid for scoring high on Advanced Placement exams. The ‘Rewarding Achievement’ (REACH) is a pay-for-performance program for students who get 3, 4 or 5 on their AP tests. They even get paid bonuses for attending tutoring sessions on the weekend. However, many argue that this contradicts what students should be taught: that performing well in high school allows you to attend college. Not encouraging inner city kids with cash.

In a time of a quickly evolving world, the focus of education should not be placed on test-taking abilities, but learning beyond text books and into leadership and real world skills. Having the emphasis on test results makes the students stray from the purpose of the exam, which is the absorption of the subject in test-preparation through studying.

REACH has been accused of using the wrong means to boost educational opportunities for minority students, by paying students who perform well on tests. Where programs such as QuestBridge have had the right approach. They connect low-income students with the country’s best colleges. This program teaches that they can overcome their financial obstacles and be rewarded with enrollment in a top 5 college to aid them in reaching their goals.духи отзывы форумпродажа быстровозводимых домовcar cover for winterСолнцезащитный экран для автомобиля Hyundaidar el salaam airportgopro 3 silverBinary Options Autotrading

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Students who want to attend the best college in America in 2010 now have a list to find the one that suits them. Broken down into categories, the U.S. News and World Report college rankings list is an essential resources for prospective students. The list is based on a survey that is issued to universities every year. It includes peer assessment, reputation among students and faculty, average class size, and student-faculty ratios.

For liberal arts studies, the number one college on the list is Williams College, in Williamstown, MA. Statistically speaking, it is the go-to college for any future college student, having an acceptance rate of 17% and enrollment of 2,045.

For national universities, the results were obvious. There was a tie for first place by Princeton University and Harvard University.
Although this list is a recommended resource for students who are deciding on a college, it is still advised that the best way to find if a school suits you is to visit it in person. School Counselors say that the list should be used as a ’starting point’ and not a deciding factor.шисейдо духи женскиедухи кензо фотодетская мебель интернет магазин украинажелтой лихорадкиcar wheel covers targetЕгерьБатарейный отсек

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List of College Rankings

One considers many factors when choosing a college. Whether it is the academics, sports, social or party scene, everyone’s priorities are different. The American Institute for Economic Research, or AIER, has made a study that will aid prospective students in researching college environments.
Despite speculation, the ‘AIER represents no fund, concentration of wealth, or other special [...]

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Free Tuition for High School Students

Fred Durhal, a Michingan State Representative, has proposed offering free college tuition for high school students. As opposed to taxpayer dollars, his proposal will be funded by lotteries and a percentage of the state’s casino’s income.
Students who wish to qualify for this offer must have a graduation GPA of at least a 2.5. They must [...]

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US Students Working Abroad

Due to the economic crisis, and the competition in the job market, many US students are going to work abroad, some even in China. Students trying to start their career after graduation have run into a dead end, finding their opportunities slim to none. Although the unemployment rate as gone down by .1% from last [...]

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University of California Students Protest

Students numbering in the thousands have lined up to protest budget cuts because of funding reductions made by the government. Among them are faculty and staff who are also participating in the system wide protest. The budget cuts have lead to layoffs, higher tuition fees, and course reductions. The protest has included rallies, marches, and [...]

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Do College Degrees Always Matter?

Earlier this week, The New York Times posed a controversial question, asking “whether college makes the student or the student makes the college”. This is debatable as colleges never measure how much a student actually learns from the time they enter and graduation from school. The New York time is wondering how much the actual [...]

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