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    Filed at 12:14 am under by dcobranchi

    I think we’ll really need to see the details here, but DE Gov. Minner’s “State of the State” address already has me concerned:

    I propose the creation of a program to guarantee a college education for those who want it and work for it. Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree.

    Modeled after programs like Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship, I propose to work with our education community and the General Assembly to create the Delaware “Student Excellence Equals Degree” Scholarship.

    The Delaware SEED Scholarship will be based on two principles. First, that the level of achievement necessary to access this scholarship be tied to attaining our standards. And second, that the scholarship be geared toward achieving an associate’s degree from our state’s most affordable and accessible higher education institution: Delaware Technical and Community College.

    I sincerely hope that “attaining our standards” does not mean achieving some score on the state accountability tests (the DSTP). The private and parochial system in DE is probably the strongest in the nation. It’d be a terrible shame if the state used the prospect of potential scholarships to bribe them into administering the DSTP.

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