Disarray In College General Education Requirements Provides Scant Guidance For K12 Preparation

  The American Association of Colleges and Universities has a new report showing little consensus and much flux in college general education requirements.  Only 11% of colleges report they are not making changes in general ed now, or made them recently. Carol Schneider head of AAC&U said distribution requirements at many colleges are seen as something to get through, not significant intellectual experiences- general ed is a confusing passageway to college. How can k-12 prepare students for college if the colleges have no intellectual core? Yes, there are general skills needed for college, but we need a seamless k-14 course underpinning to help guide secondary school course sequences. See report at www.aacu.org

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