High school students are given the opportunity to take college level classes in their home school. Seems like a great idea, right? Well, guess what, it sucks. The people in the charge on the college level do not want anyone to fail, in fact, they don't want anyone to get under a C. The teachers, wanting to keep their jobs are passing everyone, no matter what grade they actually earned, how often they did not come to class and how little work they produced.
This is bad on so many levels. First, colleges are getting wind of this and are not accepting these courses and the kids are not getting the credit they were promised. Even those that did all that was required are losing out. Second, teachers are being forced to have no standards at all. The kids know they will pass, no matter what and play on this for an easy grade. Last is the long range affect this has on their college performance. Since they got away with doing nothing in a college course they assume they can get away with the same behavior in college. They waste time, money and valuable financial aid by failing every class.
College level classes in the high school used to be a great thing for kids to take. Now, it is just the opposite.