Building a BRIDGE to the future

From a press release I just received:Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) announced today that he and Representative Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) are sponsoring legislation that will create the BRIDGE program in Georgia

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  1. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    This is crazy. I didn’t go to school in GA so I can’t believe this hasn’t been done all along. Way overdue, but not the most original idea.

  2. jm says:

    “Georgia is overflowing with bright, capable young people who never reach their full potential because they feel that college is the only choice.”

    Gosh, just so many ways to pick apart this sentence, (its the system/parents that say this – the kids mostly know if they are college material) but I’m going to say that this Bridge program is in fact a good idea, and even though we have tried to integrate tech stuff into high schools recently, this is a good step in the right direction. Now, the problem is that kids will still be allowed to stay on the normal track towards college even though they have failed umpteen classes, or they are out there playing football every day so they keep trudging along in courses they don’t care about. But the more kids we can convince that there is a different path for them the better life will be for teachers and in the upper grades who will have lower loads and better for the kids who are actually there for an education. More kids in this other program will also see a foreseeable way out into the real world.

  3. The HMDSIHSSC Committee?
    House Market-Demand Skills in High Schools Study Committee.

    geeze… A simple emphasis on readin, writin and rithmetic, with an assigned acronym interpreter in every school would give the kids the skills necessary to choose their course.

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