Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Would you stop homeschooling for this?

A new program just announced this week promises a four year college scholarship to every graduate in the Kalamazoo Public School District (Michigan). They're calling it the Kalamazoo Promise. It is believed to be the first program of its kind in the nation and is funded through private donations. Here's the announcement from their website,
A group of citizens interested in economic strength and quality of life in the City of Kalamazoo have made a tremendous contribution on behalf of KPS students. All students who graduate from Kalamazoo Public Schools, are residing in the district, and have been students four years or more will be given funding for college tuition and mandatory fees. The amount of available dollars depends on years of residency and the number of grades attended in KPS, up to 100% of tuition and mandatory fees. The funds will be available to use at any public university or community college in the State of Michigan.
So now here's the $50,000 question...

If this were offered in your area would that convince you to leave homeschooling behind for a full ride scholarship to a state university?

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