Rafael's parents urged him to make a different life for himself than they lived as farm workers in the Central Valley. He overcame many odds and got himself accepted to a university only to find yet another challenge.
Each year, many students apply to the University of California but didn't take all the high school classes required for admission. A new program will give them the chance to still get a spot in the system.
A first-of-its-kind dual enrollment program in California’s third-largest school district will guarantee admission to a historically Black college, giving students in the Central Valley a pathway to experience an HBCU. Plus, could Fresno be the site of California's first HBCU?
Students do not need remedial classes, despite what they may believe or are told. If students want or need additional support, research shows that tutoring and other supports produce better and more equitable outcomes than remediation.
Instead of arguing over which advanced math courses best prepare high school students for their futures, California policymakers must ensure that all students have access to multiple high-quality options.