Indiana may have made great strides since 1992 in terms of the number of high school students going on to college, but not enough of those students are graduating. That’s according to Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, in a recent (August 1, 2009) IBJ.com interview. Why don’t these students graduate? One of two primary reasons, Lubbers explains, is lack of preparation. She says that in order to improve our college graduation rates, we have to do a better job of preparing our high school students for college.
Lubbers offers a couple 35,000-foot ideas for how businesses might help improve Indiana’s higher education situation: take leadership roles in higher education and offer incentives to employees to go back to school. But of course, real “college preparation” happens in the high school classroom, at home, even in the library… whenever students are given the kind of focused attention and guidance in research, writing, and presentation skills that Scholar’s Secret offers.
Dedicated to improving Indiana’s college graduation rate… one student at a time. That’s Scholar’s Secret!