Higher expectations are needed for students in Washington state

11/11/2009 | Seattle Times, The

A move by Washington state education officials to increase the number of credits required for high-school graduation is an important step to ensure that all students are set up for success in college and careers, writes Trish Millines Dziko. She is the co-founder of the Technology Access Foundation, which teaches 21st-century skills to minority students. The state's low expectations of its students in certain subjects do not meet eligibility requirements at most four-year colleges and disproportionately affect low-income and minority students, argues Dziko in this opinion article.

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