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What about Senate Bill 300? This bill, passed in 2005, was supposed to make districts provide students at-risk of dropping out financial support to take part in dual credit options. This allows students to both complete their high school credits in a way that works better for certain populations, and also work towards a college degree. Many students who participated in the program, say that before they took a class on a community college campus, they didn’t even consider going to college. It helps students both graduate from high school, and get excited about giong to college. However, currently school districts can opt out of paying for these dual credits. Because of this, only 22% of the students served by this bill are economically disadvantaged. So, right now, the bill is mostly serving students who could afford these opportunities on their own. It seems like this bill should be amended to pay for at least those students who are determined to be financially disadvantaged.
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