System can help colleges with crisis

first_imgThe Feb. 4 column, “Higher education is headed for a supply and demand crisis,” by Professor Jeffrey Selingo provides insight into high school graduation rates and the effects on colleges’ future enrollment prospects.The challenges faced by colleges are based on students’ academic achievements, parents’ finances, and colleges’ decisions to compete alone or form regional colleges cooperative services board (NYS Education Law Article 10-D) with interdisciplinary curriculum for maximum resource utilization and cost containment.The state Board of Regents adopted Educating the Whole Child Engaging the Whole School guidelines advocating “age-appropriate skill acquisition through character education, social-emotional learning and standards-based instruction”. Parents, guidance counselors, teachers and students need to persuade school boards to support “Whole Child” development through improved regional BOCES plans for interdisciplinary career and technical education curriculum for students.Collaboration between the New York State United University Professions (UUP) and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) to apply for and obtain funds from the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Education and Human Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities can benefit students, teachers, school districts, colleges and society.Establishment of an interdisciplinary studies process  for grades 10-16 based on guidance counselors’ individualized curriculum plans can ensure appropriate career and technical education programs for students.Teachers of BOCES and cooperating colleges can enhance their talents and extend humanities and science, technology, engineering and mathematics workforce development.Michael McGlynnWatervliet More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

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