101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty talk about the new "instant admit" program, recently announced by Caddo Parish Schools and the University of New Orleans.

Details from new.uno.edu:

"The University of New Orleans announced an instant admit program for graduates of Caddo Parish Public Schools. Students who graduate from a Caddo Parish public high school and meet straightforward grade point average and ACT requirements are guaranteed admission to the University.

President John Nicklow and Caddo Parish Public Schools Superintendent T. Lamar Goree signed a memorandum of understanding today (Feb.19) at Shreveport City Hall during a ceremony that included Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins.

Students must meet the following requirements to be admitted:
•    Graduated from a Caddo Parish Public High School with a 2.5 GPA or greater;
•    Scored at least a 19 in math and an 18 in English on the ACT;
•    Submitted an application for admission (no application fee is required for students in Caddo Parish Public Schools)"

But the morning duo also bring up the ever-increasing cost of college tuition, the growing "student loan debt bubble," and how the $1.5 trillion owed is becoming a political issue.

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