Someone Who Gets It….

Sara Goldstein has fast become one of my favorite bloggers when it comes to educational reform and minorities. She “gets it” in her latest piece regarding internships for credit:

There are loads of problems with the majority of current internship-for-credit schemes. First, they are largely confined to four-year colleges and universities, and so exclude the neediest young Americans, those who don’t proceed beyond high school or community college. Second, colleges often require classroom hours in addition to on-the-job time in order for a student to earn credit for an internship, which makes it difficult for the student to work a paying job simultaneously, further limiting access for less-affluent kids.