Alabama Senate committee OKs nixing two-year college admission rule

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

A bill to remove a requirement that students must graduate from an accredited high school to be admitted to Alabama’s public two-year colleges cleared a Senate committee Wednesday.

Sen. Dick Brewbaker, R-Pike Road, the sponsor, said under current law, if a student did not graduate from a high school accredited by a state-recognized accrediting agency, the student had to pass the GED before admission to a state two-year college.

Brewbaker said the requirement makes no sense because whether a student’s school was accredited is not a good gauge of whether a student is prepared for college. For example, he said Ivy League colleges accept home-school students.

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