Calif. lawmaker wants to force state colleges to accept online credits3/13/2013
So, basically, you could earn a degree from a California public university from the comfort of your couch. It might sound nice, but this proposed California bill, forcing schools to allow students to receive credit from outside online courses, is really meant as a last-resort option for students unable to register for their required classes. According to Senator Darrell Steinberg, who will introduce the bill on Wednesday, the state's community colleges have had an average of 7,000 students on waiting lists for courses and in the California State University system, which hosts 420,000 students, only 16 percent graduate within four years. Budget cuts have forced colleges to limit the number of courses taught, and as a result, many students are being forced to stick around a few extra semesters... or years. [Source]
Do you the bill is a good idea?