Minneapolis' promise opens college to more

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 19, 2012 - 11:46 PM

Partnership shows gains in getting Minneapolis grads to continue studies.

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one4themoneyJan. 19, 1210:55 PM

What is the high school graduation rate though? This article is misleading. Sure, kids may be choosing college if they can get through MPS, but how many is Minneapolis able to get to that point? I am guessing those numbers would not make for such a "feel good" headline.

camb24Jan. 20, 1212:20 AM

Not EVERYBODY should go to college! Some people are just not college material!

twinwolfsJan. 20, 12 1:39 AM

This Promise shows once again that kids who have the opportunity to succeed will work hard and strive for it.

march12Jan. 20, 12 7:45 AM

How in the world could there be anything negative said about Minneapolis kids going to college? Then on the other hand you have critics that say people need to take responsibility for there selves and work hard to succeed. Just goes to show that no matter what some people can't win for losing. It's a shame and really sad.

wndwmkrJan. 20, 12 8:05 AM

I can hear the taxpayer rates going higher. I support further education but on the other side I also know a lot of highly educated morons that can't hold a job.

march12Jan. 20, 12 8:22 AM

Also, when Minneapolis high school students are mentioned, people automatically think a certain ethnic group. When there are several ethnic groups that comprise the students including: WHITE, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American. Certain people with an agenda and preoccupied with trying to be negative, shows that there is ALWAYS going to be an element of society working against the greater good.

milan33Jan. 20, 12 8:29 AM

People make such a big deal about "getting to college," but they don't really put much thought into what is actually being gained in college (or more commonly, what is being lost--thousands of dollars, time that could be spent in productive work training programs). There's a collective myth we've been operating under that has convinced us that "college" equals success, regardless of the quality of the education, the effort put forth by the student, or the demand for the skills acquired. It's time to have a new conversation about the role of higher education.

Thumper5316Jan. 20, 12 8:33 AM

Well, they have to graduate from H.S. first. The MPS graduation rate is deplorable. Let's improve that first. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink.

march12Jan. 20, 12 8:56 AM

@milan33-If you mention work programs, you have people like wndwmkr that are going to complain about taxpayer money. The article did mention the technical colleges like MCTC (and I'm sure Dunwoody also) which are less money than traditional universities. They teach trades and have different Arts & Crafts programs that are in demand that people can utilize and make a career out of.

lilmamadebJan. 20, 12 9:20 AM

march12 "Also, when Minneapolis high school students are mentioned, people automatically think a certain ethnic group." Who are these "people" you are talking about???? What an irresponsible and false statement.


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