A solution brilliant in its simplicity; if too many students don't meet the standards, lower the standards:
At Metropolitan State College in Denver, half the new freshmen don't meet upcoming state requirements for the number of high school courses needed to get into public colleges and universities.
At the University of Northern Colorado, 22 percent of the freshman class fall short of the requirements. And among Colorado State University freshmen, the figure is 17 percent.
The first minimum college-entrance standards weren't scheduled to go into effect until 2008.
But state officials were so alarmed at the number of freshmen - some 3,000 this fall - who wouldn't meet the standards were they in place now that last month they relaxed the requirements to let school districts catch up.
Tomorrow's solution today: Want a reduction in crime? Reduce the number of laws!