In the view of Chester E. Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, in Washington, D.C., there’s something particularly American about recovering high school credit.
“This is a country of second chances, and there are all kinds of reasons why a person might have missed a credit the first time around,” says Finn. who wrote a blog entry–“The Credit Recovery Scam”–on the subject, tracing what is popularly known as credit recovery from its earlier incarnation (summer school) to its newest one, online credit-recovery courses produced by software companies chosen by districts.
“[Students] might have been sick, they might have had a baby. There are all sorts of reasons why people regret their earlier decisions and think that maybe they should gave gotten that credit after all,” says Finn. For more, please go to Credit Recovery.