If cost is the barrier preventing many worthy college students from earning the next degree, we should reorient the 11th and 12th grades. Public high schools have at their disposal established programs designed to help students accrue college credits, often free of charge, so that they can earn college degrees more quickly.
The National Education Association (NEA) announced that next month it will host a number of Democratic presidential hopefuls—including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)—to discuss issues affecting students, educators and schools.