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    Filed at 12:49 pm under by dcobranchi

    New Jersey has become the first state in the nation to offer “free” tuition at its community colleges to any student who graduates in the top 20 percent of her class. No mention of homeschoolers in this Inquirer article nor this official website. I’ve written to the governor for clarification.

    4 Responses to ““FREE” COLLEGE”


    Comment by
    Chris
    June 30th, 2004
    at 2:46 pm

    If you spent 4 years in a public high school – it ain’t free 😉


    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    June 30th, 2004
    at 3:34 pm

    Ack! That’s the last thing we want them to think we want — they’re actively looking for carrots to hide their big unwieldy legislative stick.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    June 30th, 2004
    at 3:54 pm

    Agreed. I just don’t like to see homeschoolers discriminated against. Using class rank for these “freebies” is all too common.


    Comment by
    MYSTIC
    June 30th, 2004
    at 9:00 pm

    Sometimes class rank is a good sign of a kid’s intelligence and sometimes it’s not. When using class rank, you also have to look at the school the kid has attended and who the kid’s favorite teachers are. The best educated students like the teachers who can really teach, and not all schools have the same quality of education. I know personally from when I switched school systems. The first public school system was one of the stupidest in the country; the second one I attended was absolutely brillant in comparison. I wish I stayed in the AP classes…