The Candidates Reply to Question #3

The third question that CQE asked was,

Many would say “that the fork in the road to college” can be found in Middle School.  How can we improve college expectations for all students by focusing on the Middle School curriculum, programming, etc.?

We asked this question to learn the candidates’ thoughts on the subject. CQE would like to see college planning for parents and students begin in the middle school. Below are links to literature that helped to inform the CQE position:

Breakthrough Collaborative.  Middle School: The Fork in the Road to College. January 2010.http://btresearch.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/middle-grades-the-fork-in-the-road-to-college/

Wimberly, George L. and Richard J. Noeth.  College Readiness Begins in Middle School.  ACT Policy Report.  2005.http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/CollegeReadiness.pdf

To see the candidates’ answers, please click HERE.

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