As states consider new legislation and policies to increase college completion, we believe these essential tests must be applied:
- Will this approach reduce the time it takes to graduate?
- Will it direct students in making an informed, transparent choice, clearly consistent with their aspirations?
- Will it provide more predictability and structure in order to ease their daily struggles to balance work and school?
If the answers are yes, please proceed urgently argues Complete College America’s president, Stan Jones, in this new article in the latest issue of Trusteeship magazine.
Counter to intuition and contrary to best intentions — by letting the clock run, providing nearly endless choices, and allowing flexibility to rule, we may be simply providing many students the freedom to fail.