A resolution against dual-credit at BHS.
A resolution against a dual-credit option for BHS senior English Whereas, Alumni of the A.P. English program feel that the course progressed the writing abilities beyond that of many who were not given the opportunity; and Whereas, Advanced Placement is a standard that is accepted by nearly every accredited university in America; and Whereas, Dual-credit creates a bureaucratic mess for students attempting to get credit for their completion of the course at many of those same accredited universities; and Whereas, One Mrs. Becky Ekeland would not be able to teach the dual-credit course and we, the alumni, feel there would be a tragic decline to the quality of education compared to what we received at Brookings High School as a result; and Whereas, A dual-credit system does not benefit any student that the A.P. system would not also benefit, and we, the alumni, view this move as an administrative stunt to make Brookings High School look more impressive on paper; and Whereas, We, the alumni, view any major change to Brookings High School curriculum that makes student's, instructor's, and administrator's lives more difficult with little to no benifit should be rejected on principle Let it be resolved that the alumni of the A.P. English class, instructed by Mrs. Ekeland at Brookings High School, reject the current proposal by the Brookings School District Administration to eliminate A.P. English as an option for current and future students at Brookings High School and in its place offer a dual-credit senior English option in concurrence with University of South Dakota or University of Sioux Falls. Written By Michael Aaron Michael.Drew.Aaron@gmail.com 605-651-0729