Why Early College Acceleration?
The mission of our nation's schools was once to merely produce a rank-order of students. Grades formed the basis of this sorting and selecting function. The need for elevated levels of academic competence has created a demand for schools driven by the expectation of high achievement for all. Education should provide students with the strategies to reach their goals and a road map for how their preferred dreams can be attained (Stiggins 2010). Through job-embedded teacher collaboration, schools can provide the sustainable positive change that will transform the obsolete schools of today into the 21st century learning environments our nation needs.