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ERIC Number: EJ794109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-2
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
High Schools Need to Give Colleges More Information about Troubled Students
Tichenor, Kristin Ruth
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n34 pB21 May 2008
College administrators take great pains to ensure that students who are admitted to their campuses have the intellect, motivation, and maturity to succeed. Similarly, they make every attempt to gather information about the character and integrity of the students whom they invite to enroll, to safeguard the reputation and well-being of their institutions. But recent practices within the secondary schools have put that process--and colleges--at risk. Many high schools are refusing requests to disclose disciplinary and criminal histories of students for fear that the information could result in legal reprisal by the student's family, or hinder the applicant's chances of being accepted by colleges. This willful suppression of information, which seemingly is intended to protect students from unfair judgment, puts everyone in jeopardy. In this article, the author states that high schools need to give colleges more information about troubled students in order to monitor these students closely, prevent them from committing a crime on campus, and help them achieve success in their studies, in their future careers, and in their personal lives. She further recommends the creation of federal legislation that would mandate full disclosure of disciplinary and criminal action on the part of students as they move from school to college, or from one college to another.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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